KTPH breast cancer misdiagnosis: Patients have mixed feelings over incident

The hospital said it has contacted more than three-quarters of the 200 or so breast cancer patients who were wrongly diagnosed.
The hospital said it has contacted more than three-quarters of the 200 or so breast cancer patients who were wrongly diagnosed.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - A year after she was informed she had a rare breast cancer, accounts clerk Stella Seah was told she may have been wrongly diagnosed with a more aggressive form of the disease.

By then, the 46-year-old had received 17 rounds of trastuzumab, a drug which can cause diarrhoea, chills and fever. In about 3 to 4 per cent of cases, patients may also experience heart problems.

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