8,000 Patients Get Message They’re Dying Of Cancer Instead Of Xmas Card

  • A UK doctor’s office texted thousands of patients startling news that they were dying of “aggressive lung cancer” — when they’d just meant to wish them “a very merry Christmas.”
  • Askern Medical Practice in Doncaster sent the automated text on Friday, two days before Christmas, warning of “diagnosis — Aggressive lung cancer with metastases,” the BBC said.
  • It asked patients to fill out a form that allows people with terminal illnesses to claim benefits, leaving many who got it in tears.
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