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TSA Forced Cancer-Surviving Flight Attendant to Remove Prosthetic Breast


"You'll need to show me that."

Cathy Bossi has been a flight attendant for 32 years.  She recently had a terrible ordeal when directed to go through a new full-body scanner.  She talked to WBTV-TV:

"The T.S.A. Agent told me to put my I.D. on my back," she said.  "When I got out of there she said because my I.D. was on my back, I had to go to a personal screening area."

She says two female Charlotte T.S.A. agents took her to a private room and began what she calls an aggressive pat down.  She says they stopped when they got around to feeling her right breast… the one where she'd had surgery.

"She put her full hand on my breast and said, 'What is this?'.  And I said, 'It's my prosthesis because I've had breast cancer.' And she said, 'Well, you'll need to show me that'."

Cathy is working with the flight attendant's union to pursue the matter with TSA:

"There are blowers and there are dogs out there that can sniff out bombs," she says.  "There's no reason to have somebody's hands touching your body parts."

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