Navigation Links
An Irresponsible Cancer Diagnosis Resulted In Death

A 39 year old woman and a mother of two children died of breast cancer due to sheer irresponsibility of the manager of a private clinic in Sheffield. //Dr.John Philip was not qualified to read mammograms according to the former chief executive of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, David Jackson.

The woman who is identified as Mrs. A, went for a check up in 1994.The doctor, John Philip told her that she was normal. When she went for a second check up in 1996, he found a “shelf” in her right breast, but said there was nothing to worry about.

The third time she came complaining of pain, the doctor then discovered three tumours in her right breast and one under her arm. Chemotherapy and mastectomy were tried but as the cancer had spread to other parts of her body, she died.

The doctor is charged of deliberately destroying the patient’s breast x-rays. The General Medical Council in Manchester, is hearing the case.

The doctor denies destroying the X-rays deliberately. But evidence supports the view that his conduct was irresponsible and unprofessional. The doctor is in his 60s and he could lose his practice if the panel decides against him.

Mr Philip was Clinical director of the Pennine Breast Screening Service, between 1988 and 2003, which is a part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHSTrust. He had also worked for the private Breast Screening Advisory Centre in clinics in Sheffield and Huddersfield.

Sarah Cosgrove, of the GMC, said that the doctor's qualifications did not meet the standards set by appropriate professional body. "In essence the allegations fall in to two parts," she said. "The fact that he reported on the mammogram himself, and that he destroyed the report of the mammogram from 1994." She went on: "He did not have them reviewed by a specialist radiologist and he did not meet the Royal College of Radiologists' Criteria for screen reading within the NHS."
SM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
2. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
3. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
4. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
5. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
6. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
7. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
8. The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
9. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
10. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
11. Cancer patients turning to Internet for information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... senior director at PolicyLink, will be the keynote speaker at its second Professional ... Men of Color Framework, which develops comprehensive strategies to create and expand opportunities ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Individuals who ... directly related to surgery, treatment, therapy and management. Regular exercise in proper environments ... of life despite their diseases. On February 23, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. E.S.T., a ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... American Veterinarian™, the premier ... be launching its first bi-monthly issue of 2017 in February. The inaugural issue ... and One Health. , In making the announcement, American Veterinarian™ Publisher Chris ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Atlanta-based ... predictive analytic firm Predixion’s Healthcare IT practice. Predixion, which raised $42M+ to date, ... by giants including Accenture, GE Ventures, and Software AG , will bring ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... ... A February 6 article on Healio describes a recent review ... treatments have led to significant improvements in weight loss and other health outcomes resulting ... very few problematic results relating to the treatment. Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) says that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... , Feb. 21, 2017 Diabetic Shoes Market: ... ... can be described as a disease, which is marked by ... production and insulin action. The disease has become a global ... death. Diabetes affects several organs of the body including eyes, ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017  Global health services company Cigna ... ® for breast reconstruction surgery and Dermacell ... an advanced acellular dermal matrix developed by LifeNet Health ... NVDQ ) "We are proud ... health-care payers to review the growing base of evidentiary ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Ky. , Feb. 21, 2017 ... imaging leader, today announced a new imaging solution that connects ... Solarity® platform, one of the world,s leading scanning and ... The Solarity Connector enables hospitals to use a Lexmark ... information into the Solarity workflow, helping facilities reach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: