A young teenager just 13 years old has died of breast cancer after several doctors refused to give her a mammogram due to her young age.
A tragedy, which however could have been avoided, has recently occurred in Val-d’Oise. A 13-year-old girl named Shiloh died of breast cancer. The young woman had initially noticed a strange roughness in her left breast in March 2021 and, therefore, she decided to tell her mother about it. The latter then claimed that she had indeed “small pimples and a kind of orange peel“, As reported by the Parisian Monday, May 23, 2022. For his part, a radiologist, officiating at the Women’s Imaging Center, had indicated that Shiloh’s bosom was “swollen, hot, and painful“.
Nevertheless, had refused to practice mammography on the girl In fact, this medical test is not recommended for patients your age.” The mammary gland of young patients and, even more so, of children or adolescents, is very sensitive to radiation, Therefore, scientific societies do not recommend mammography before the age of 30. and when exceptionally indicated before, it must be the subject of an indication discussed collectively with a gynecologist“, indicated the direction of the Ile-de-France Women’s Imaging Center in everyday life. In the end, the results of Shiloh’s ultrasound, as well as her symptoms. yes, “clinically evoked an inflammatory or infectious process of the mastitis type, infinitely more frequent at this age“.
Drama: Suffering from a malignant tumor, Shiloh did not survive despite chemotherapy
Unfortunately, the girl’s health condition did not improve, leading her parents to question this diagnosis. “Shiloh was very tired, she had trouble standing up“, stressed his mother. Admitted to the emergency room on May 2, 2021, after a very long medical wonder, Shiloh saw his condition worsen, without being able to make an accurate diagnosis. In the end, the parents of the young teenager obtained a biopsy to be performed. Thanks to her, the doctors were finally able to discover that her young patient had a grade II breast angiosarcoma, which is a malignant tumor. Despite starting a chemotherapy protocol, Shiloh died on December 8, 2021. 9 months after the appearance of your first symptoms.
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