Patients recalled in breast cancer investigation

Twenty four patients have been recalled to Blackpool Hospitals following an investigation of a delay in diagnosing breast cancer

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Patients recalled in Blackpool breast cancer inquiry

The investigation follows a delay in diagnosing one patient's breast cancer Credit: PA

Twenty four patients have been recalled by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals after an investigation of delay in diagnosing breast cancer.

A radiologist has been referred to the General Medical Council and no longer works for the trust.

It has issued a statement saying it carried out a review of the radiologists reports and ultrasound scans following concerns about a delay in the diagnosis of one patient.

Out of 472 scans 24 caused concerns following advice from experts.

Dr Mark O’Donnell, Medical Director at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, apologised for any anxiety caused adding said: “All the patients at any possible risk of delayed diagnosis have been contacted and we have arranged to see them as quickly as possible'.


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