Review of breast cancer patients

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Noble’s Hospital is reviewing a number of patients who are receiving treatment for breast cancer.

The issue is not with the diagnosis of breast cancer, which is correct in all cases, but with the subsequent hormone testing of tissue which is carried out to decide the appropriate additional treatment for individual patients with breast cancer.

Currently, 22 patients have been identified as being affected.

They are being contacted directly by the hospital and are being invited to attend a clinic appointment to discuss their treatment with the breast care team.

It is likely that a similar number of further patients will be identified by the end of the review.

They will also need to attend for a clinic appointment.

The hospital’s medical director, Stephen Upsdell, said: ‘Caring for patients is our priority and we appreciate that some patients and their families will be concerned by the fact that their current treatment may need to be reviewed.

‘Noble’s Hospital is acting on the basis of information as it becomes available and all affected patients will be seen as quickly as possible.

‘Patients who have immediate queries are asked to call 651300 between 9am and 6pm to arrange a telephone discussion with a member of the breast care team.’

More on this story in Thursday’s Manx Independent

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