Dating post mastectomy
Prosecutors said leading breast surgeon Ian Paterson is accused of carrying out the "quite unnecessary" procedure in June 2001 on doctor Rosemary Platt.
Nottingham Crown Court has previously heard Platt was "anxious" about her health and said she was under the impression that she already had cancer - rather than being at risk of developing cancer - after abnormalities had been found in lumps.
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"The way to protect herself was that she would do everything she could to maximise her protection.
"(The mastectomy) was carried out to prevent cancer, not to treat it." Paterson said he would be prepared to "over-treat" her as if her problems were "at the black end of the spectrum" owing to her fears.