The report said the woman was told she had stage four liver cancer by a surgeon who looked at her CT results, but did not order any other tests. The surgeon referred the patient to an oncologist who recommended six months of chemotherapy without doing further tests. The report said the oncologist stopped chemotherapy because the woman’s body was not responding to the treatment — the tumours in her liver were not getting smaller. This prompted the oncologist to order a review of the original CT, which showed the woman’s tumours were benign, not stage 4 liver cancer. The woman was then given the correct treatment for benign tumours, as well as treatment for the chemotherapy toxicity.
Doctors today are lazy.