Doctors failed to spot cancer 'red flags' - report

2023-06-05 06:32:45  • 2 mins

By Sammy Jenkins & PA Media

BBC News

A woman whose GP failed to diagnose her with colon cancer for a year, says she now has "problems trusting anyone".

Charlie Puplett, 45, from Yeovil, Somerset, first expressed concerns about unexplained weight loss and a lack of appetite to her GP in May 2019.

Failing to test her for colon cancer, she was not diagnosed until almost a year later, after vomiting blood.

The NHS trust in question has been approached by the Press Association for comment.

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) said her symptoms should have been "red flags".

Ms Puplett, who also went to the doctors with concerns over a change in bowel habits, said: "I kept going back to the practice and they just fobbed me off.

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