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Breast Cancer Blog: Doctor Apologizes For Mammogram Mistakes

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Jan 26, 2006

Doctor Apologizes For Mammogram Mistakes

Doctor Apologizes For Mammogram Mistakes
Ar. Amjad Khan, who consultant radiologist is in deep trouble after missing diagnosis of breast cancer in 22 women for whom he was reading the mammograms. He was working at Trafford General Hospital, UK, when this incidence occurred. These 22 women were told much later that they had breast cancer in their mammograms that were taken previously.

An investigation was quickly enforced and experts combed through nearly 2,500 mammograms handled by the consultant at the two hospitals. They found that reading by this radiologist contained significant errors. About 176 patients were recalled to have repeat mammogram and among 28 were found to have some form of breast cancer. Twenty-one had been diagnosed with breast caner and one had treatable tumor. Dr Husien was suspended from working in the Trafford, Greater Manchester, after staff questioned his work.

In a statement released by Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority on Thursday, Dr Husien said: "I deeply regret any distress or suffering experienced by patients and their relatives arising from this review.

Health managers have admitted some of the women could die because of mistakes made from April 2003.

Women undergo mammogram in an effort to find breast cancer early, and mistakes like this which defeats the purpose of mammogram can't be tolerated. The pain and misery caused to these 22 women who had significant delays in their breast cancer diagnosis can't be amply compensated by any action by the authorities.


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Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

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