Delayed Diagnosis

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History and Diagnosis

Long standing symptoms of dental problems, pain , ulcers, Inflammation and receeding gum lines and bone erosion in teeth. Otherwise completely fit and active lifestyle. History of over 25 years-hypertension, with Type 2-diabetes for 7 years no dentist thought of checking cancer , they continued to prescribe pain killers and change /implant/, add/ remove , teeth. 

Until it was too late. And finally it was diagnosed as cancer of the jaw in advanced stage IV.

Medical Journey After Diagnosis

The onco -surgeons advised immediate surgery followed by grafting of muscle and bone tissue from fibula, alI in the same operation. Patient proceeded to do just that. After the operation they advised 30 RT and 6 CT sessions- they had not said this earlier , it was s.t. Histo-pathology findings during surgery. Patient did that also. The disease grew aggressively and the RT doctor said the radiation could not reach the deep tissue because of the grafting. The tumour went out of hand in a matter of 4 months, and a life was lost.

Patient Stories Delayed Diagnosis

Delayed Diagnosis

Male, Age 68 years, economically well, socially active, fitness level high.

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