Christchurch Cancer Patient Denied Test by TWO GP’s
After all the effort that the Cancer Society commits to educating people about the importance of catching cancer early, two doctors telling a patient that he didn’t need tests, as told in Stuff a couple of days ago amounts to malpractice in my humble opinion.
There was a comment about a GP who might have felt uncomfortable with doing a DRE, I’m not comfortable having one and it’s a level of relationship I never planned to have with mt GP. That wasn’t what raised the alarm bells for my cancer, it was the fact that rather than fluctuating as normal, my PSA levels from a tiny little blood test, had increased consecutively over 4 tests.
All credit to my GP because I was still within what is considered normal levels, however biopsies found 3 then 5 tumors.
I’ve since had radiation treatment for 8 weeks and am now on hormone treatment ad…
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