Woman angry for being treated on wrong breast after she was diagnosed with breast cancerBy Mason White 2:39 PM March 3, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A woman is extremely distraught after she was treated on the wrong breast for breast cancer, a court in Italy has heard.
Now, the woman of Rimini, is suing her local health authority for €800,000 ($1.1 million) after she discovered that she had suffered months of grueling cancer treatment on the wrong breast.
The 40-year-old began chemotherapy and radiation treatment after undergoing surgery for a cancerous tumor in the left breast.
However, it was not until after completing her four months of chemotherapy and undergoing 22 sessions of radiotherapy at a cancer hospital, when she realized a burn on her right breast, which was healthy.
She confronted her doctor, who confirmed her suspicions that she had in fact been treated on the wrong breast.