I was wondering if I could ask some advice. I sadly lost my mum to lung cancer two weeks ago. She was only diagnosed 6 weeks previously but it had already spread to her lymph nodes, bones and liver at that time. The very short version is, she had been in hospital 4 or 5 times since last March and despite having tests & scan and being seen regularly by a respiratory consultant they missed the cancer and were treating her for institutional lung disease. My mum was incredibly brave & kind through it all but she couldn't shake the feeling she was owed an explanation. Unfortunately she deteriorated too quickly and this didn't seem important in her final weeks. The thing is I feel I need to get this closure for her now. I don't want anything but an explanation as to how it was missed and also so no one else has to go through something like this. What would be the best way to go about this? Should I try and contact the consultant directly or is there another route I should take. I am so sorry if this is not the right place to come but I don't really know who else to ask.