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SMC fines doctor SGD10,000 after failure to inform patient of abnormal cancer markers
 

SMC fines doctor SGD10,000 after failure to inform patient of abnormal cancer markers

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A doctor who misinformed a patient that his cancer markers were "normal" has been censured and ordered to pay a fine of SGD10,000 by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) on 5 June. The patient was later diagnosed by another doctor to be suffering from colorectal cancer and had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy.
 
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9 Jun 2017 - General
 
In this case, the victim itself should have done something also noting that the CEA values are above normal. I mean in every laboratory finding, the normal range is being indicated and I wonder what action did the victim has done despite the advice of his doctor that the lab results were normal. However the doctor himself should take responsibility of the whole thing. Sometimes, we can never blame people these days taking some second advice from other consultants. They are very cautious with the...
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