I have had a meeting today with the Consultants who misdiagnosed my lung cancer in the early stages. I believe that the Consultants who I met with found the meeting beneficial to help them improve their practice and hopefully prevent the errors that were made with me happening to others.
Lung cancer seems to be easily missed in the early stages and I think it is important when it has been missed that feedback is given to GP practices and hospital Consultants to help them to improve their own practice and prevent errors in diagnosis from reoccurring.
Lung cancer seems to me to be a poor relation in terms of cancers. I know my consultant told me there was only one lung cancer charity ie this one, compared to fifty breast cancer charities. The prognosis for lung cancer is also poor. By telling our story, we can help to improve standards of care for other people in a similiar situation to ourselves in the future.
I know it is hard to complain /comment but we need to help improve services for people with lung cancer and our experiences are one way that we can do this.