Everyday cancer patients are being failed by our health system as signs of the deadly disease are ignored or misdiagnosed. As a result, lives are being lost. In a five-day series health reporter Emma Russell tells the tragic stories of some of the people who have been let down by the system.

A loving father-of-five, whose wife was battling her own cancer, was told by several health professionals his severe symptoms and alarming family history were nothing to be concerned about.

Now, Craig Gutry is dying of bowel cancer.

The 55-year-old Foxton man described to his doctor the agony he

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The series