Grandmother claims she was wrongly diagnosed by surgeon

A grandmother who claims she was incorrectly diagnosed with cancer by a Birmingham breast surgeon said she was "speechless" after learning she never had the disease.

Gail Boichat said she had her breast removed by surgeon Ian Paterson at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield.

“My life has been ruined,’’ Mrs Boichat told the Birmingham Mail.

‘‘Paterson told me I had to have a mastectomy if I wanted to survive. Afterwards I was put on a strong drug which had devastating side effects, including the early menopause.

“When the doctor told me that I didn’t have cancer, I was left speechless, shocked, and upset. The lump had been benign all along."

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