"Nigel Farage has claimed that the “incompetence and negligence of the NHS” almost killed him in his 20s after a tumour caused his left testicle to swell to the size of a lemon.
In an extract from an autobiography published in the Telegraph on Saturday, the Ukip leader recalled how he was “fobbed off by one NHS doctor to the next” for two months after they failed to spot his testicular cancer when he was 21.
After being told he was covered by his employer’s private health insurance he sought a second opinion. A private GP referred him to a Harley Street surgeon, who told Farage he had a tumour and would need to have a testicle removed.
“What testicular cancer taught me is that the NHS will probably let you down if you need screening, fast diagnosis and an operation at a time that suits you,”
Its dangerous to base health policy on one anecdotal tale. Farage should know this. As a counter example I can point to a girl who was operated on in the Harley Strasser and her appendix expensively removed. There was nothing wrong with the girl's appendix. She had typhoid as our local NHS established.
If Farage is elected I look forward to the diseased Farage testicle in a specimen jar being passed round the House of Commons for all to see this dire example of NHS diagnostic failure that demands immediate health policy reforms.