Jenny's Story: Breast Cancer Patient's Condition Disclosed Without Her Consent

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Jenny had breast cancer and was seeking treatment from her HMO. She was contacted by the Northern California Cancer Center to participate in the Young Women's Breast Cancer Survey. Her health provider had disclosed her condition to this group without her consent. Although this disclosure wasn't against the law, Jenny was very upset and felt violated by it.


Jenny's name has been changed to protect her privacy.