Man dies after medics missed cancer 12 times and dismissed it as anxiety
The brother of a singer who died from cancer aged 19 has told of his frustration after doctors missed many chances to spot a large tumour on his chest which was dismissed as anxiety.
Christopher Chaffey visited his GP 12 times and was even rushed to hospital with chest pains after falling ill.
But, tragically, he was sent home each time and was even referred to a psychiatrist for "anxiety", reported HullLive.
Christopher was eventually rushed to Castle Hill Hospital after a lump developed on his neck 15 months after his symptoms first appeared, but by then it was too late to save him.
Doctors told his family that he had aggressive non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and a massive 4lb tumour in his chest. He died a week later.
Christopher's brother, RAF …
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