BC Cancer Agency Recalls Cervical Cancer Treatment Device

Published: May 29, 2012

The BC Cancer Agency is alerting a group of women who were treated for cervical cancer in the province to a problem regarding a piece of equipment that may have been used in their care. The agency says reusable devices called rectal paddles have a design flaw that prevents the instrument from being fully sterilized after use. An executive says that while the agency is only alerting 131 women in British Columbia, it's possible other cancer treatment centres across Canada have been using the same device.

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