Photo: Lori R Dorn/Twitter

A breast cancer survivor has been left 'humiliated' after enduring a chest pat-down by TSA agents at JFK Airport in New York.

Business consultant Lori Dorn claims security staff refused to look at her medical card, which explained she had prosthetic implants as a result of a double mastectomy.

Dorn was making her way to San Francisco when the TSA (Transport Security Administration) body scanner detected her implants and she was required for a pat-down.

She said she wasn't comfortable, and offered to show her documentation for the implants, including a card issued by their manufacturer.

But a TSA agent told her she could not access the documents, which were in her bag.

Oh her website, Dorn wrote: 'She then said, "And if we don't clear you, you don't fly" loud enough for other passengers to hear. And they did. And they stared at the bald woman being yelled at by a TSA supervisor.'

Dorn added: 'I have been through emotional and physical hell this past year due to breast cancer. The way I was treated by these TSA agents added a s------- of insult to injury and caused me a great deal of humiliation.'

Talking to the NY Daily News, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said TSA 'strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect', adding: 'In this case, that may not have happened.'