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University professor, 37, dies from lung cancer after doctors dismissed her symptoms as ‘anxiety and depression’ | Mail Online

A university professor died of lung cancer aged 37 after doctors repeatedly dismissed her illness as ‘purely psychological’.

Lisa Smirl, 37, saw three different doctors with a range of symptoms over a year-long period but they were dismissed as anxiety and depression.

By the time cancer was finally diagnosed it had spread throughout her body and was terminal.

Dr Smirl, who was married to a medical doctor and lived in Leeds and Brighton, kept a heartbreaking online blog about her treatment.

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Boy, 15, shoots three adults and two kids dead with assault rifle in bloody shooting rampage | Mail Online

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The massacre ignited a fiery debate on gun control and resulted in President Obama’s push last week to ban assault weapons and intensify background checks on those purchasing guns.

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