Woman died of cancer after five months battling for a face-to-face appointment

Woman died of cancer after five months battling for a face-to-face appointment

A young woman died from cancer after months spent battling for a face-to-face appointment. The mother of 27-year-old Jessica Brady has told MPs she might still have been alive if she had managed to see her GP face-to-face. Jessica died in December, 2020 three weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Prior to her diagnosis she underwent a series of virtual appointments over the course of five months, however her tumour wasn't spotted, reports The Mirror. Heartbroken mum Andrea told the Health and Social Care Committee on September 14 that Jessica was repeatedly denied an in-person appointment after first complaining of abdominal pain last summer. Jessica was diagnosed with a kidney infection "in the absence of any diagnostic testing or any physical examination at all" and prescribed antibiotics, Andrea reported. …
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