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Women have breast cancer despite being given the all clear

17th September 2009

Eighteen women in East Lancashire have been told they have breast cancer after screening errors by a radiologist failed to detect the disease.

The women were among hundreds who had mammograms at Accrington Victoria Community Hospital, of which 355 cases were reviewed in an independent study. Of these cases 85 women were re-tested and 14 diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. The errors came to light through internal monitoring in the screening service. The radiologist involved last screened patients in December 2008 and has not worked since April.

 

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