The father of two was taken to hospital after his doctors said he had a “cancerous growth” on his stomach.
The 56-year-old had gone to a specialist clinic for tests after the family’s home in the town of Hialeah in Florida, Florida, was burglarised in September.
The family was concerned the growth was from a rare type of cancer that was difficult to diagnose, but they were told it could be “preventable”.
A nurse in the hospital told the family to stop eating and drinking, saying she did not know how long it would take for it to go away.
Mr Janssen was taken straight to the emergency room where he died.
Doctors did not immediately diagnose the cancer and said the only way to find out was to remove it.
Mr Sjodin was a father to four children aged between two and eight and worked as a janitor at the hospital.
A neighbour said he was a hard worker and always looked after his family.
“We had a big family, lots of people around, everybody was friendly,” he said.
“When I saw the news I was scared, my daughter was crying.
I said, ‘Are you OK?’ and she said, “Dad, dad, don’t go’.”‘
No time to lose’The family of three were told they were in the “early stages of cancer” and that doctors could not give them any time to recover.
But the family was told by a doctor to stop consuming anything that had been contaminated and to stop washing their hands, according to a statement released by the Hialea Sheriff’s Office.”
The father was a strong and independent man who had worked as an accountant for many years and had not been involved in any trouble or trouble with anyone,” it said.
He was a regular patient at the emergency department and he had been there for over a year.”
Our family is deeply saddened by this tragic news.
No time to loose.”‘
Not in the mood’The Hialeas, who had a history of mental illness, had been working at a local McDonalds for about two years, and had a full-time job as a security guard.”
They are obviously not in the right mood to talk, but our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time,” Mr Wootens added.”
This family is in a very difficult situation.”
“They are obviously not in the right mood to talk, but our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time,” Mr Wootens added.
Mr Wootensen said it was unclear how long Mr Jansson had been ill.
The sheriff said it could have been much worse, but added that the family would not have known this was going on.
“He was an active member of our community and loved to be out and about,” he added.