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A patient was misdiagnosed with breast cancer that was picked up during a health assessment and a biopsy identified it to be cancer, which resulted in a mastectomy (removal of her breast). Later pathology identification found that the tumor was in fact benign, as biopsy only correctly diagnoses cancer in 80% of cases, and did not necessitate removal of the entire breast tissue. The hospital has apologized to the woman and is preparing to provide financial compensation.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Japan Times
About: Mistaken breast removal
Date: 28 December 2005
Source: The Japan Times
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