GP banned from treating cancer patients

A GP who gave false hope to a dying cancer patient, interfered with his palliative care and prescribed a futile $3500 intravenous nutritional program has been fined $12,000 and banned from treating patients with cancer or terminal illnesses.

Despite reprimanding Dr James Chon Fatt Siow on ten grounds of professional misconduct, the South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal said it had “some understanding” of his actions, given that his father’s dying wish was