Dr Mukhtar El Siddig Awadalla  failed to properly carry out a procedure in 2010 that could have detected that an 80-year-old patient  had cervical cancer. Photograph: Alan Betson

A doctor who failed to diagnose cervical cancer in an 80-year-old patient has been found guilty of poor professional performance by a Medical Council (...)

Eight months before a woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer at Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, a scan showed abnormality in her cervix, a Medical Council  committee has been told. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Eight months before an 80-year-old woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer at Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, a scan showed abnormality in her (...)

Ms Hughes was finally diagnosed with cervical cancer in October 2010, after Dr Awadalla performed another hysteroscopy, and took a biopsy. She died seven months later. Photograph: David Sleator

A doctor has appeared before a fitness to practise inquiry accused of failing to diagnose cervical cancer in an 80-year-old woman who later succumbed(...)