The patient, Tanisha Narraway-Baverstock, was a talented footballer who had a recurring cough for 10 weeks. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Baird reviewed a chest x-ray and diagnosed her with a chest infection or pneumonia and asked her mother to return in two weeks.
The inquest also heard how the teenager's x-ray review "fell through the cracks" due to a poor NHS logging system and was not properly chased up, the Daily Mail reported. When medics did review the x-ray, they correctly identified rapidly progressing non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Had the cancer been caught in time, the patient would have had an approximately 75% chance of survival, an oncologist told the inquest.
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