LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man is suing after he was mistakenly diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and began planning his funeral.

The Kansas City Star reports that 52-year-old Pasquale Michael Fatino, of Pleasant Hill, filed the lawsuit against three doctors at ProPartners Healthcare, his former primary care clinic in Leawood, Kansas. He says their misdiagnosis caused him and his family, including his 12- and 13 year-old children, unnecessary pain and suffering last year before a specialist told him he didn't have a terminal cancer of his lungs and liver. The specialist said he probably had an inflammatory disease called sarcoidosis, which could be treated with a common steroid.

An employee reached by phone at the clinic said they could not comment on Fatino's case because of the pending litigation.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com