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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

Lawsuit: Woman had unnecessary mastectomy, hysterectomy based on mistaken diagnosis

A 36-year-old southern Oregon woman underwent a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy based on genetic tests that medical professionals mistakenly said showed she carried cancer-causing genes, she claims ... that she had been diagnosed with the gene ... read more

Woman, 36, sues her doctors and nurse for performing unnecessary hysterectomy and double mastectomy

Her lawsuit for $1.8 million, filed on Thursday, claims that her doctors recommended she go forward with a hysterectomy and double mastectomy ... women who have both breasts removed to prevent breast cancer from developing. Cooke-Moore told Daily Mail ... read more

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Leamington victim of mistaken mastectomy in Windsor describes her despair: 'If I'm not crying, I'm angry, I'm anxious'

Instead, Johnston says she walked out of Heartwell's office a “disfigured,” and forever-changed woman — for no reason ... only to find out she never had cancer. Nearly four months after the unnecessary mastectomy was performed at Hotel-Dieu Grace ... read more

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