The 48-year-old Kildare woman was diagnosed with the disease after a lesion was detected in her mouth
Lemsip may have contributed to a woman’s death as she was not aware it contained paracetamol, an inquest heard.
Colette Whittle died in hospital on August 3, 2016, four days after she was admitted for cancer treatment.
The 48-year-old, from Co Kildare, was diagnosed with the disease after a lesion was detected in her mouth.
She was a smoker but was trying to give up, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.
Dr Myra Cullinane described the cancer diagnosis as “very, very severe with a poor outlook”.
The lesion, which was 4.5cm wide, was diagnosed through a screening at St James’s Hospital in May 2016 following a referral by the woman’s dentist.
It had spread locally and had entered the lymph nodes, the inquest heard.
Her treatment plan was surgery followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Source: Dublin Live