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Breast cancer survivor Vicky Ayech, said she had not eaten for 24 hours when she was in hospital for surgery on her breast.
The 67-year-old from Hertfordshire added:
A poll conducted on 350 cancer patients treated in the last two years found that as many as one in 17 suffered blunders surrounding their medication.
This included getting the wrong drugs or being administered incorrect doses.
A charity has warned over the "alarming" number of cancer patients who are left to go hungry in hospitals, and want to drop out of treatment because of the way they were dealt with by staff.
One third of cancer patients in hospital were forced to ask for extra food, a new poll by Macmillan Cancer Support found.
More than 5% of patients said they felt like stopping their treatment early because of the way hospital staff dealt with them.