Angela Buchanan made headlines in fall 2012 after admitting to concocting an elaborate scheme to coerce a female friend into having sex with and marrying her. Buchanan had recently discovered a pre-cancerous lump in her breast, and her close friend went online to figure out how to help her. In an online medical forum, the friend met a gynecologist named “Doc” who claimed to know Buchanan. “Doc” said that the best way to help Buchanan was for the victim to have sex with her, because “special hormones” produced during sexual activity could help treat breast cancer. The friend took Doc’s advice and slept with Buchanan.