Victims of screening blunder reach 19

The number of women wrongly given the all-clear for breast cancer at a hospital in Lancashire has risen.

Accrington Victoria Community Hospital, which wrongly gave the all-clear to 18 women with breast cancer after screening errors, has now admitted another case was missed.

In September it emerged the women had been misdiagnosed by a

radiologist at the hospital.

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But the BBC has now learnt that another woman, Susan Gilmore, was also called back and later had a mastectomy.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted she is the 19th woman who was misdiagnosed and has apologised, the BBC said.

Mrs Gilmore, from Earby in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, was given the all-clear by the same radiologist at the hospital in 2002 and 2005.