In reply: In conjunction with the patient’s memory, and teasing out details, where available, from medical records and investigations of over 30 years ago, we sought to piece together our follow-up story of a remarkable recovery from cancer as accurately as possible.1 We did not attempt to reproduce the original case report in the Journal,2 but rather were highlighting the long-term issues that can be associated with such recoveries. We thank Ms Gawler for attempting to clarify the original timelines. However, based on the medical records and published data, as well as checking further with the patient himself, it seems her letter does little more than muddy the waters in this case.
Publication of your online response is subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. You will be notified by email within five working days should your response be accepted.