N.L. doctor denies to breast cancer inquiry that he threw chart at patient

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ST. JOHNS, N.L. Eastern Healths divisional chief of oncology said Monday he has never thrown a chart at a patient, contrary to the evidence of a breast cancer patient at the Cameron inquiry in March.

I have never, ever thrown anything on any patient. Never, said Dr. Jehan Siddiqui, reacting to questions about the testimony of Beverly Green.

Whats more, Siddiqui said, Green never brought it up to him in the nine visits between when the incident supposed occurred in 2007 and her testimony this year.

After she testified, Siddiqui said he asked Green if she wanted another oncologist and she decided to stay with him.

Shes still my patient. I am still taking care of her, he told the inquiry.

The oncologist testified there was a nurse in the room and she didnt notice misbehaviour on his part.

Green was one of the 386 patients who got inaccurate results from hormone receptor tests, which are used to determine treatment options, from 1997 to 2005.

It was 13 months before Green found out that her initial tissue samples had been retested and the result changed. Her new results were through in October 2005.

The results were written in a letter by a tumour panel reviewing the cases in May 2006, but it did not make it into her chart until a month later. And Siddiqui did not have a meeting with Green until November 2006.

The altercation over the chart allegedly took place later when Green requested documentation. He said he doesnt recall telling her that the disease had no cure and she fell in to the 20 per cent who wouldnt survive.

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