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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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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

Breast Cancer Surgery Scandal: £3m Payout

Ian Paterson carried out hundreds of unnecessary ... women while working for the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. Gail Boichat was wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and was told she should have a mastectomy. Later, she was told she'd never ... read more

Halifax cancer patient sues Capital Health, province

A Halifax woman involved in a mix-up of breast tissue samples that led to an unnecessary ... according to the suit. Lezama had to have another biopsy of her breast that showed the cancer had significantly advanced. She had to have a mastectomy and ... read more

Breast surgeon investigated

Police are investigating claims that a surgeon wrongly ... 450 healthy women with breast cancer. A woman who claims she had two lumpectomies when her condition was benign said she felt "betrayed" and "angry" she had gone through "unnecessary" surgery. read more

Breast Cancer at 35: A Diary of Youth and Loss

For some women in their 30's, breast cancer is more likely to be diagnosed ... had it at 47 and had to have a mastectomy. "They took me in kicking and screaming," she said. Candace said her reconstructed breast looks fine in clothes, even in a bathing suit. read more

Targeting cancer with genomic tests

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

Lab Mistakes Threaten Credibility, Spur Lawsuits

It was a case of switched specimens that cost the 47-year-old Ohio woman an unnecessary mastectomy a year ... whose advanced cervical cancer diagnosis was delayed, she alleges, by misread and tardy lab results. In her suit, Bobbi Jo Brooks charged that ... read more

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