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(Mirror.co.uk)   Maybe those three years of chemo will be good for something, sorry about your mis-diagnosed lung cancer. Oopsie, our bad   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 26
    More: Stupid, physician-patient privileges, chemotherapy, orderly, Ninewells Hospital, mesothelioma, bowel cancer  
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2014-05-11 11:34:23 PM
*insert Breaking Bad joke here*
 
2014-05-12 01:23:41 AM
So the GOOD news is that you no longer have cancer...
 
2014-05-12 01:54:34 AM
But you still have to pay for it
 
2014-05-12 02:51:45 AM
He's also ugly.

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2014-05-12 06:14:49 AM

unyon: So the GOOD news is that you no longer have cancer...


Hopefully it's paid forward!
 
2014-05-12 06:33:32 AM
He didn't think to get a second opinion?
 
2014-05-12 06:34:17 AM
Since this is the British and the NHS, does mean he won't sue after getting the new diagnosis? God knows in America they would.
 
2014-05-12 06:39:44 AM
I get a second opinion before getting dental work done, I can't imagine not getting one after a freaking cancer diagnosis.
 
GBB
2014-05-12 06:40:07 AM
That which doesn't make you stronger only kills you..... or something.
 
2014-05-12 07:12:31 AM
They should have gone with "hey you're cured!"
 
2014-05-12 07:15:34 AM
I can understand a misread X-ray, but how do you fark up a biopsy?
 
2014-05-12 07:29:46 AM

Literally Addicted: I can understand a misread X-ray, but how do you fark up a biopsy?


That's why I always insist ob the redundancy of a triopsy or even a tetropsy.
 
2014-05-12 07:41:40 AM
Literally Addicted

I can understand a misread X-ray, but how do you fark up a biopsy?


We put it in the microwave with Dave's lunch. We didn't know he was having left over cod. After 2 minutes (The Cancer Window) we got a wiff of what was in the microwave Frank said "What's in the radar range? (we call it the radar range 'cause it's way cooler) and I said "Some unlucky bastard's biopsy and Dave's lunch" but Frank didn't hear the part about Dave's lunch. Frank said "Jeebus. Smells like stage four cancer." So that's what we put down. We might have even said "Stage Three Cancer" just to give him a little hope. The rest of the day, we oggled the hawt secretary and mixed Kool Aid in test tubes. They we drank it and acted like it was turning some of us in to Horny Monsters in front of her. The unaffected scientist (we call ourselves that in front of the secretary an the radar range) runs to the secretary and tells her the rest of us are 'overly horny'. Only the sight of her boobs could cure us. If she balks, the guy does his best DeForest Kelly and says "It's part of your job description, dammit." Life is just a big ol' pron shoot down here at the lab.
 
2014-05-12 08:03:53 AM
house unavailable for comment?
 
2014-05-12 08:17:23 AM
Doctors looked at webmd.
 
2014-05-12 08:39:49 AM
The good news: you don't have cancer.
The bad news: you suffered through chemo for no good reason.
The great news: ESPN analysts have you as an odds on favorite to win the Tour de France.

LIVESTRONG!
 
2014-05-12 08:52:15 AM

Mugato: He didn't think to get a second opinion?


It's socialized medicine, the second opinion would be how the doc feels about the local soccer team or politics.  If he doesn't call you ugly.
 
2014-05-12 09:17:57 AM
Medicine is and never will be an exact science. False positives will always exist. Aspirin will kill some people. That is life. Of course trial lawyers use this fact to make themselves rich.
 
2014-05-12 09:51:12 AM

lack of warmth: Mugato: He didn't think to get a second opinion?

It's socialized medicine


Oh Christ. I guess I was just asking for that.
 
2014-05-12 10:02:58 AM

Mugato: lack of warmth: Mugato: He didn't think to get a second opinion?

It's socialized medicine

Oh Christ. I guess I was just asking for that.


Blah blah blah.. Confirmation bias

You have numerous cases of private healthcare misdiagnosing people in the US.. Why didn't they get a second opinion eh?

In any case, the NHS allows you to ask for a second opinion which your GP will then refer to another consultant (ie. specialist physician or surgeon).
 
2014-05-12 10:18:55 AM
Poor guy. Here's how he screwed up himself. Mesothelioma is one of the most deadly cancers, with one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers. He should have just accepted this and refused chemotherapy, since it is pretty much a waste of time for anyone who is not young and has the disease diagnosed in its earliest stage (which is unlikely). But I'm betting he was never told any of this.
 
2014-05-12 10:34:47 AM
If this was me the only quote you would see is "I'm suing farking everybody!"
 
2014-05-12 10:42:33 AM

MyRandomName: Medicine is and never will be an exact science. False positives will always exist. Aspirin will kill some people. That is life. Of course trial lawyers use this fact to make themselves rich.


Oncologists make more than the lawyers. Fear based medicine.

Literally Addicted: I can understand a misread X-ray, but how do you fark up a biopsy?


Mix up in the lab, lazy techs, busy doctors, etc.
 
2014-05-12 12:32:38 PM
Did he at least get a medical marijuana Rx?
 
2014-05-12 01:23:37 PM
Mesothelioma can be a very difficult and subtle diagnosis. If the biopsy is not a great one (lots of crush artifact, processing artifact, poorly oriented, etc...) then it can be a very difficult interpretation indeed.  Sounds like the biopsy interpretation was not definitive (e.g. Suspected mesothelioma). I don't know a pathologist who would put down "suspected mesothelioma" as a top line diagnosis (that would be very unwise in this day and age).   But the clinicians still went full court press.  Bummer for 3 years on chemo. Yay for actually not having mesothelioma. Hope he does ok and doesn't come down with chemotherapy induced secondary malignancies though.


- bs
 
2014-05-12 02:26:16 PM

techgeek07: If this was me the only quote you would see is "I'm suing farking everybody!"


He's gonna need a big settlement to pay for the cancer treatment caused by the chemotherapy. Sue everybody!!
 
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