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Women experience delays in getting biopsies in some L.A. County-run hospitals
Los Angeles Times

Doramay Bailey got the bad news last year. Her annual mammogram at the county’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Willowbrook revealed a lump in her left breast. She needed a biopsy to determine whether she had cancer.

But when she called to schedule an appointment at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the disabled 58-year-old grandmother got more bad news. She was told the soonest she could be seen was February, five months later.