"Biopsies of common skin cancers not taken before major surgery is carried out."

About: Greenslopes Private Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I have been a day patient at the Greenslopes Private Hospital (Veterans' Clinic) on many occasions. While being accessed for surgery of BCC's or SCC's no biopsies were ordered by the doctors unless requested by me.

In my opinion, I have had disfiguring operation done on my face after visual examinations and the post pathology reports have returned a negative result. These results are contained in my file. I have had surgical registrars comment to me "why did they perform this surgery"

My response has been "I don't know, I thought they would have ordered biopsy's before operating. "

I have a theory that the Veterans Skin Cancer Clinic is being abused by visiting specialists and taking advantage of the casual attitude of the consenting ex-service personnel.

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