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Breast cancer review

Patients with breast cancer on the Isle of Man are being called back to hospital to review their treatment. Hospital bosses say so far 22 patients have been affected.

Breast cancer treatment review on Isle of Man

Patients being treated for breast cancer at an Isle of Man hospital are having their treatment reviewed.

Doctors say there is nothing wrong with their diagnosis but they need to attend a clinic after an issue arose with tissue tests that were used to decided "appropriate additional treatment".

The Noble Hospital has identified 22 patients who are affected. They are being contacted directly and being asked to attend a clinic appointment to discuss their treatment. More patients could be contacted as the review continues.

"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."

– Stephen Upsdell, Noble Hospital medical director

Patients who are concerned 651300 between 9am and 6pm and speak to the Breast Care team.

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