A DAD may have just a few months to live after a Liverpool hospital misdiagnosed his lung cancer and allowed it to spread.
Had the dad-of-three been correctly diagnosed, his tumour could have been removed.
Now it has spread to both lungs and his lymph nodes and doctors said Mr Mills could have just a few months to live.
Key checkup scans were missed because his report was “misfiled”.
He said: “It makes me so angry that they could let me down so badly. I am paying with my life for their mistakes.
“I believe people deserve to know what happened, because what I have gone through is the worst thing in the world.
“No-one used to admire the NHS as much as me, but now? People who I trusted have failed me and destroyed my life, simple as that.”
Mr Mills, who used to be the director of a plumbing parts manufacturer, was born with a congenital heart defect and has had three open heart surgeries during his life.
He suffered palpitations and shortness of breath in September 2010 and had a CT scan the following January, which should have identified the cancer.
Doctors recommended that further scans should take place in the following months but because of a “misfiling” error these did not happen.
It took nearly 12 months after another referral for Mr Mills’s lung cancer to be diagnosed.