In the news: Cancer survivor’s patience tested

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:54pm

When John MacMullin went to his most recent appointment with his oncologist, he was expecting bad news. But the bad news his doctor gave him took him completely by surprise.

"I said, ‘I guess I’m going back on my treatment,’ " said the 65-year-old cancer survivor from Sydney. "And he said, ‘Oh no, the bad news is they cancelled your test.’ "

A memo sent last September to all physicians, clinics and nurse practitioners within the Capital Health region stated that the department of pathology and laboratory medicine was partway through changing its rules on lab processing. Read more

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