Half of patients are "too scared" to challenge medical advice given by doctors, even when they think it"s wrong

Half of patients are 'too scared' to challenge medical advice given by doctors, even when they think it's wrong Poll of more than 2,000 Britons suggests millions lack the confidence to tackle their GP or hospital consultant 50% are too frightened to question a doctor’s opinion – more than patients in 12 other countriesPatients Association has helped create a leaflet explaining how patients can challenge their doctor | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 27 November 2012 Half of patients are 'too scared' to challenge medical advice given by doctors, even when they think it's wrong Millions of patients are too scared to challenge medical advice given by hospital doctors and family GPs.

My sister"s cervical cancer was misdiagnosed 30 times: mother-of-four wrongly told she was suffering from anxiety

'I'm dying': Harrowing screams of a mother, 33, filmed by her family after doctors missed cancer THIRTY TIMES Jeannine Harvey was told the agonising pain she suffered for four months was due to 'nerve pain and anxiety'Family begged doctors to admit her to hospital but were 'ignored' Only diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer three months before she diedRelatives filmed her a month before death to prove just how ill she'd been – and have now released the footage Family suing Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust for negligence By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 10 October 2012 | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 11 October 2012 Jeannine Harvey had more than 30 medical consultations, but doctors repeatedly told her she was suffering with 'anxiety' from a suspected torn ligament A mother of four died after doctors missed 30 chances to diagnose her cervical cancer – at one point claiming her agony was caused by anxiety.

Schoolboy, 16, risked his life after going into burning house to rescue toddler, 2, trapped inside

“I knew I had to do something”: Schoolboy, 16, risked his life going into burning house to rescue toddler, 2, trapped insideNelson Fonangwan was awoken when his neighbour started screamingBlack smoke billowed from Southampton home of Aneta JedlikoswkaHer son Adam, 2, was trapped inside house after door blew shut on her | UPDATED: 14:15 GMT, 30 September 2012 A courageous 16-year-old boy risked his own life to save a toddler trapped inside a burning home.

20-year-old man caught by his father trying to rape his grandmother “because he couldn’t get a girlfriend”

20-year-old man caught by his father trying to rape his grandmother “because he couldn”t get a girlfriend”. A 20-year-old man attempted to rape his grandmother after complaining to her he could not get a girlfriend.

Is this Britain"s youngest midwife? Schoolgirl, 7, delivers baby sister in family"s bathroom after mother goes into labour

Is this Britain's youngest midwife Schoolgirl, 7, delivers baby sister in family's bathroom after mother goes into labour | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 13 May 2012 When seven-year-old Chloe Dennis' mother went into labour, she didn't call the midwife…

Bad dads anonymous: More shocking pictures of the world’s worst parents and their very unlucky children

Bad dads and moronic mums: Shocking pictures of the world”s worst parents and their very unlucky children

Mother left her 16-month-old baby home ALONE while she partied for five days and nights

Mother left her 16-month-old baby home ALONE while she partied for five days and nights. Baby was found starving and wearing a nappy which had not been changed for days.She came home periodically to feed infant Cheerios

Patricia Lefranc: Acid attack victim arrives to testify against married lover

Incredible bravery of acid attack victim as she arrives to testify against married lover who scalded her when she dumped him.Patricia Lefranc, 48, left disfigured after sulphuric acid attack.She had been mistress of married Richard Remes, 57.He “launched assault after she ended relationship”