ABC News: Canberra man does DIY surgery after waiting years for medical help

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ABC News reports: “An electrician says he grew so sick of waiting for elective surgery at Canberra Hospital that he took matters into his own hands, using a utility knife to excise a painful grape-sized cyst that was affecting his work. The desperate and potentially dangerous decision to perform DIY surgery — which has been strongly warned against by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and ACT Health — was taken after the Canberra man waited twice the required timeframe for elective surgery in the ACT…”

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