Quebec breast cancer results in

Government to release pathology retest data for thousands of patients

The Quebec government is about to release the results of breast cancer pathology retests done for about 3,000 patients who had their original tests mishandled in 2008 and early 2009. But the Liberal government is refusing to disclose results for patients who have since died, a decision that’s being criticized by Quebec’s medical specialists federation, which says the province wants to avoid litigation by keeping the results quiet. At least one lawsuit has already been filed because of the medical screw up.


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