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'Cancer delay' practice to apologise after woman dies

A GP practice in north east Scotland has been told to apologise over a delay in a diagnosing bowel cancer in a woman who later died.

The woman attended the surgery in January last year complaining of abdominal pains.

She was seen by a number of GPs at the unnamed practice and examinations and tests were carried out.

She continued to deteriorate and was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. She was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman ordered the practice to apologise to the woman's husband.

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