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Breast cancer survivor humiliated over TSA pat down

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A breast cancer survivor is calling out airport security for what she is calling a "humiliating pat down."

What Marcia Deitrick described happening at Kansas City International Airport wasn't straight up groping or outright harassment, but a form of humiliation.

Deitrick said it added insult to the injury endured by those who have had life-saving surgeries.

The cancer survivor had bilateral mastectomies in 2007, and though she is no longer shy about her experience, she is protective of her body.

"I do not want somebody touching me," Deitrick said.

Deitrick said she has always opted for the body scanner to avoid a pat down, but this time, that machine was not enough.

Deitrick said the TSA agent asked if she was wearing something on her chest. She soon realized it was her scars the TSA screener took issue with.

The employee radioed in "an anomaly," something outside the norm, and told Deitrick she need to check her manually.

"Then she ran the backs of her hands around my breasts in full view of everybody,"


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I grew up in at the time Communist Poland and we did not suffer these kind of things.

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Most of us vented our rage

two years ago. What else is there to say? The American people have proven themselves to be completely docile tax cows.


and probably by design, I think we are being numbed to the indignity. My mother had a mastectomy from breast cancer back in the 70's and I can't imagine her reaction if this had happened to her.