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UK doctor jailed for 15 years over unnecessary cancer operations

LONDON: A British breast surgeon who carried out unnecessary operations on 10 patients for personal gain was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a court heard on Wednesday. In his private practice, Ian Paterson lied to exaggerate risks that patients would develop breast cancer, performing needless surgery and in some cases mastectomies for which patients paid, judge Jeremy Baker said. "The physical, and particularly, psychological effect upon each of them, has been profound," the judge told Nottingham Crown Court. The…