Report: TSA refuses to pat down leukemia patient in private

Dunaj said she checked with the airline she was flying with, Alaska Airlines, about her medications before she went to the airport to catch her flight.

"I did everything they asked me to do, so I didn't think it would be an issue," she said.

Dunaj said she would have liked the TSA officials to have taken into consideration the condition of health.

"When somebody wants to take a trip, especially what I call an 'end-of-life trip' because you want to see your family and friends, then it becomes more important than just taking a trip," she said.

A spokeswoman for TSA told the newspaper its employees “are trained to perform pat-downs in a dignified manner, and at any point, passengers can request a private screening with a witness present."