GP fails to act on 'red flag' breast cancer signs in young woman

The 32-year-old died after a delayed diagnosis, according to New Zealand's Health and Disability Commissioner

A GP has been ordered to apologise for failing to act on "red flag symptoms" and refer a young woman to a breast cancer specialist despite a “reassuring” scan report. 

The 32-year-old mother of two died last year from breast cancer after delays in her diagnosis and treatment, according to a finding from New Zealand's Health and Disability Commissioner. 

She had visited the medical centre in 2015 with concerns about a daily blood-stained discharge from her left nipple, as well as