MEDICINE MAN | A man who was rushed to hospital after suffering a respiratory infection after surgery in the early hours of Sunday morning is likely to have a rare form of cancer in his lungs.
The man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide’s north-west for tests following a short stay on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Royal South Australia Hospital said the man, aged in his 50s, had “a low-grade infection of the upper airway and had a pulmonary embolism”.
“He has had a respiratory system scan which revealed a high risk of developing lung cancer,” the spokesperson said.
“His prognosis is good and he will be given further medical treatment.”
We would like to thank the local emergency services for their assistance and to the emergency service for their commitment to ensure the safety of the public.
“The Royal Adelaide hospital said the patient had not been discharged.
The spokesperson said the hospital would not be providing further details about the man.”
The man is stable and in good spirits,” the statement said.
A statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said the matter was under investigation and the patient was in a “high-risk” group.
The Department of Primary Health and Welfare has confirmed the man is a resident of the Adelaide suburb of Goulburn, where it is believed he had been in contact with people with similar illnesses.
It said it was liaising with the Australian Institute of Health-Community Medicine to review his care.
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