Monday, 13 September 2010

Mother-of-three given just months to live after bungling doctors missed her cancer 20 times

A mother-of-three has been given just months to live after doctors failed to diagnose her cancer during 20 examinations. Catherine Watkins was failed repeatedly by medical staff in Southend, Essex, despite losing two stone and being in so much pain she could barely move.
The 55-year-old started suffering severe abdominal pain in December and has been rushed to the A&E department of Southend Hospital four times in the past nine months. Doctors insisted Mrs Watkins, who also suffers from diabetes, simply had gallstones and refused to give her a CT scan.
Last month the foster carer was finally given a scan after her daughter forcefully argued her case.  Medical staff then discovered Catherine had advanced liver and pancreatic cancer...
Source: Daily Mail.

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