Pancreatic cancer 'missed 19 times by NHS'

admin 11:29 AM, 8 Jul, 2014

A terminal cancer patient says the NHS failed to diagnose the disease despite 19 doctor and hospital visits.

Julia Rogers, 58, from Newton Abbot, Devon, said she only found out she had inoperable pancreatic cancer after she paid £600 for a private scan.

NHS England has launched an inquiry into how doctors failed to diagnose her condition.

Ms Rogers told the BBC South West's Sally Mountjoy: "It curtails my life expectancy rather dramatically."