She said to me: “Do you think that this looks normal?” I looked at the lump and my response was evident on my face. “No, you need to go back to them.”

As misdiagnosed illnesses go, my friend Tara’s, (‘You have lumpy breasts – take primrose oil.’) missed breast cancer diagnosis would be enough to terrify anyone into being quite vociferous with our health system. But it happens, so we need to be aware.