Woman Battling Breast Cancer Says TSA Pat Down Went Too Far

Denise Albert says TSA agents "violated" her, performed public cavity search and touched the locations of a recent surgery.
1:17 | 12/07/16

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Next tonight, a dispute over a TSA pat-down. One woman says went too far. She told the officer, she's battling breast cancer. Here's ABC's Matt Gutman. Reporter: Denise Albert, who's battling breast cancer, called this -- You can't touch me. You cannot touch me. That was the part I was explaining. Reporter: The most humiliating experience of her life. She says this officer patted her down aggressively and when the officer gets to the front of her shirt -- I have breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy. I have a port in me. You can't touch me there. Reporter: There was a brief standoff, a super vie vor arrives, trying to explain what the agents need to do. We have to make sure there's nothing there. I lifted up my shirt, I said, there's nothing there. Reporter: But Albert alleges it just got worse. Finally, she said she felt come peopled to take off her wig, which she rarely does in public. She posted about the ordeal in Facebook. The TSA says it provided her with a private room for screening. My whole point was to bring awareness to this, so that it doesn't happen to other people. Reporter: The TSA says it deeply regrets any distress this may have caused her. It also said it is retaining the three officers who dealt with her, reminding every other officer in this airport of the proper procedure. David?

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