Patient with tumour told wait 16 months for test

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23 March 2007, MADRID – A woman discovered by chance during a visit to her doctor that her husband had a malignant tumour in his prostate.

23 March 2007

MADRID – A woman discovered by chance during a visit to her doctor that her husband had a malignant tumour in his prostate.

After tests for prostate cancer in June last year, the husband was told he would have to wait for the results until October 2007.

Despite his worries, the man was told by authorities this was normal.

When his wife went to see her doctors about something different, she asked him if her husband’s results had come through.

The doctor checked the results which showed he had a cancerous tumour in his prostate.

The Spanish daily El Pais reported on Friday Juan H.M, 68, has filed a complaint with the October 12 Hospital in Madrid.

Originally, hospital authorities said they did not have an appointment free for a case of suspected cancer for 16 months.

Juan, who did not want to reveal his name, said: “I am living with a Sword of Damocles above my head.”

The regional health authorities have not responded so far to his complaint.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

23 March 2007

MADRID – A woman discovered by chance during a visit to her doctor that her husband had a malignant tumour in his prostate.

After tests for prostate cancer in June last year, the husband was told he would have to wait for the results until October 2007.

Despite his worries, the man was told by authorities this was normal.

When his wife went to see her doctors about something different, she asked him if her husband’s results had come through.

The doctor checked the results which showed he had a cancerous tumour in his prostate.

Now Juan H.M, 68, has filed a complaint with the October 12 Hospital in Madrid.

Originally, hospital authorities said they did not have an appointment free for a case of suspected cancer for 16 months.

Juan, who did not want to reveal his name, said: “I am living with a Sword of Damocles above my head.”

The regional health authorities have not responded so far to his complaint.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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