Clinical Review

Patient's view

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.944-a (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:944
  1. Douglas Lowdon, specialist registrar in medicine for elderly people ([email protected])1
  1. 11 Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee DD2 1SP

    I agreed to my case being used because I hoped that it might assist doctors, and in particular remind them to think of the diagnosis of lymphoma, and so benefit future patients. It's quite humbling to think that doctors from every continent have read about my illness. My only negative comment about the responses is the number of doctors who referred to me as “old” or “elderly.” I am only 66 after all.

    After weeks of suffering with breathlessness, I finally decided to trouble my doctor when I could not play with the grandchildren. When Dr Ogilvie …

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