Tragic Case of Wrong Diagnosis
A 70 years male patient visited Dr. Praveen Kumar Bansal, Director Medical Oncology at AIMS, Faridabad, with severe back pain. He had been diagnosed as a case of lt lung tuberculosis. He took anti tuberculosis treatment for about 6 months. Initially he had some relief, but later on he developed progression of cough and developed back pain. Actually he was wrongly diagnosed as a case of tuberculosis, actually it was a case of lung cancer. If he would had been diagnosed correctly, he could have been saved. Any person on anti tubercular treatment should ask the doctor about disease status after one month of starting of treatment. It will help to decide, whether the treatment is going in right direction or not. Timely action would certainly save a precious human life.