Tuesday, February 15, 2005


British cancer patient, 43, commits suicide; may have missed all-clear letter

`A cancer patient who hanged himself may not have received a letter from doctors saying he was clear of the illness, officials said Monday.

Colin Jackson, 43, underwent intense treatment after being diagnosed with testicular cancer last year. He was found hanging from a ledge in his apartment in Gillingham, southeast of London, on July 2.

Doctors sent Jackson a letter telling him the treatment was successful and he was free from the disease. But the local coroner’s office said he may not have received the letter because he had recently registered with a different family physician.’

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