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Woman dies after she was told she was too young to have breast cancer

A 28 year old woman went to doctors with a lump in her breast but was told she was too young to have breast cancer. She was told it was a hormonal lump. She was referred to a breast-screening clinic where she was told it was a cyst. Eventually breast cancer was confirmed. The woman requested a mastectomy but was offered chemo instead. Chemo failed so she underwent a mastectomy but died not long after. The woman started legal action against the hospital as soon as she was diagnosed with cancer.

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About: Woman dies after she was told she was too young to have breast cancer

Date: 20 September 2004

Source: Mirror

Author: Andy Lines

URL: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/tm_objectid=14661831&method=full&siteid=50143&headline=docs-failed-to-spot-the-cancer-that-killed-tanya----now-she-s-fighting-for-justice-from-the-grave-name_page.html

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