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A man saw 19 doctors before one finally correctly diagnosed him with oral cancer. He was initially told he had a throat infection and was given antibiotics. Early diagnosis would have greatly improved his chances of survival. He underwent surgery to remove his tongue and voice box. He is considering suing the hospital.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition
About: 19 doctors fail to diagnose manís oral cancer
Date: 27 August 2000
Source: BBC News UK Edition
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