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Woman wrongly diagnosed with cancer had unnecessary mastectomy, suit claims

A Harlem mom was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, underwent disfiguring surgery to have her left breast removed and had additional procedures to deal with complications — only to learn she never had the disease in the first place. “I didn’t know ... read more

NHS apologises to patient wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer

NHS chiefs have been forced to apologise to a nurse after doctors mixed-up her medical notes with another patient and wrongly diagnosed ... she had Grade 3 invasive cancer that needed immediate treatment. Doctors advised Mrs Dawes to have a double ... read more

Mastectomy scandal: Half the women who get bilateral removal after genetic testing do NOT have cancer gene - but their doctors misread the data, shock study claims

Half the women ... newly-diagnosed with breast cancer going under the knife - even though, in many cases, that is unnecessary. However, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine claim that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after ... read more

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Breast surgeon investigated

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Marie Dougil was just 30 when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 1997. The youngest of the Gig Harbor woman’s three daughters had ... a test wrongly indicates a disease is present in the patient. That, in turn, led to unnecessary removal ... read more

Woman sues after 'nightmare' breast surgery

"I'm sorry I made mistake," Johnston claims she was told by Heartwell. "I did not read the report fully." She didn't really have cancer after all. She had been ... her suit alleges, Heartwell went ahead with the unnecessary mastectomy. read more

Unkindest Cut

It is only now, eight years after being diagnosed ... American women annually.) Matuschka’s convictions are understandable. Her maternal grandmother and mother died of breast cancer—her mother, Helen, at age 41 after having had a double mastectomy. read more


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