Fury as medical centre fails to spot woman's cancer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Fury as medical centre fails to spot woman's cancer Fury as medical centre fails to spot woman's cancer

A MAN has slammed a medical centre because he believes they failed to spot his wife was suffering from cancer.

William Chohan’s wife Kathleen, 65, visited Mayflower Medical Centre in Dovercourt as recently as two weeks ago with pain in her back and legs.

She was given painkillers for what doctors thought was a case of sciatica.

However last Sunday, Mr Chohan became severely concerned about his wife’s health and rushed her to Colchester General Hospital where it was revealed she was suffering from lung cancer that had spread to her liver, kidney and spine.

“I am so angry that my wife has been put in this position and they have failed to spot it,” said Mr Chohan.

“She last visited two or three weeks ago and had been complaining of back ache, a bad chest, weight loss and being unable to walk without being hunched over.

“On Sunday I began to panic because I saw she was fading away and I knew something was seriously wrong.

A spokesman for the local NHS said: ““It would be inappropriate for us to comment publicly on an individual case because we have to protect patient confidentiality.

“We would encourage anyone with concerns about services to complain formally to the GP practice or other service provider or to contact NHS England on their customer care line for Essex on 01245 459353 or at england.contactus@nhs.net.”


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