388 Chiba hospital removes cancer patient’s breast by mistake

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A public hospital in Chiba Prefecture said Friday it removed the right breast of a female patient in her 30s by mistake based on data belonging to a patient with more aggressive breast cancer.

The prefecture-run Chiba Cancer Center in Chiba city said the woman’s cancer was in its early stage and it did not have to remove the entire right breast immediately. It offered apologies to her.

Hospital staff conducted a biopsy on the woman in mid-October, and her data got mixed up with that of a female patient in her 50s at the hospital, it said. The latter woman had undergone an examination the same day and was later diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.


I- Word Understanding

Biopsy – an examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease.
Diagnosed – identify, determine,

II- Have your say
1.“We wish to offer our deep apologies to the patient and her family for causing such an accident,” If you are the patient, what would be you reaction about that accident?
2.In your opinion, which one has a mistake?

388 Chiba hospital removes cancer patient’s breast by mistake

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