Surgical Oncology News

This section features a sampling of news related to surgical oncology from the popular press, from press releases received, or SSO news directly pertinent to SSO members.

Woman, 100, beats breast cancer

Author: BBC News
Date:
Aug 31, 2011

A 100-year-old woman has been told she is free of breast cancer after having surgery in Greater Manchester.

Dorothy Affleck, from Hyde, was 99-and-a-half when she had a lump removed from her breast at Tameside Hospital in August 2010.

The former dancer, who celebrated her centenary in March, has now been told by her consultant she is in remission.

Doctors at the hospital believe Mrs Affleck is the oldest person in the UK to undergo surgery for the disease.

The great great grandmother was diagnosed with the disease last summer.

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