VA patient dies after failure to detect colon cancer

02/13/2008 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

A patient at a Veterans Affairs center in North Carolina has died after doctors failed to detect colon cancer until it was incurable, according to the VA inspector general. A report said the patient, who had a history of colon polyps, could have been treated if doctors had provided timely colonoscopy surveillance.

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