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Breast cancer

11 August 2010

Woman gets R1.4m for unnecessary mastectomy

A woman who underwent a double mastectomy and later discovered she didn't have breast cancer was set to receive R1.4 million in a settlement.

A woman who underwent a double mastectomy and later discovered she didn't have breast cancer was set to receive $198,000 (R1.4 million) under a settlement approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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