28-year-old Sarah Boyle, who was diagnosed earlier of breast cancer has been left traumatised after undergoing chemotherapy and a double mastectomy only to be told the results were wrong.
Sarah was misdiagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2016 and had undergone extensive treatment and surgery, which includes several rounds of chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy and breast implants at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Staffordshire.
The mother of 2 had since she learnt about the misdiagnose suffered psychological trauma as a result of all the treatments she had undergone. As part of the havocs of the supposed illness, the victim of false report was initially told that her cancer treatment may lead to fertility issues, which proved wrong as she had her second child, Louis, although she couldn’t breastfeed him due to the ongoing treatment.
Speaking about the whole journey, Sarah said it was awful when she knew she had cancer but now she is traumatised knowing that all the treatments she had undergone were not necessary. “The past few years have been incredibly difficult for me and my family. ‘Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to then be told it was unnecessary was traumatising”, she said.
She also expressed her fear about having cancer in the future due to the treatments and implant. “As if that wasn’t bad enough, I am now worried about the possibility of actually developing cancer in the future because of the type of implants I have and I am also worried about complications that I may face because of my chemotherapy“, she lamented.
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The hospital has since apologised for its blunder when the doctors realised the incorrect report, however, Sarah demands justice, instructing specialist medical negligence lawyers to investigate the case. She also seeks that measures be put in place to will prevent such mistakes from being made again. “While nothing will change what I’ve been through, I really need some answers on what is being done to make sure nobody else suffers in the same way I have“, she said.