28-year-old mother who had breasts removed, underwent chemotherapy finds out she was misdiagnosed with cancer
28-year-old Sarah Boyle went through extensive rounds of unnecessary chemotherapy, lost all her hair and had to surgically remove both her breasts as a result of being misdiagnosed
A mother of two has been left traumatized after she was misdiagnosed by doctors who told her she had breast cancer.
28-year-old Sarah Boyle went through extensive rounds of unnecessary chemotherapy, lost all her hair and had to surgically remove both her breasts as a result of being misdiagnosed.
Sarah, who is from Staffordshire, was misdiagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at Royal Stoke University Hospital at the end of 2016.
She was put through chemotherapy which left her totally drained and without hair. She also had to undergo a bilateral mastectomy (surgery to remove both breasts) in order to 'stop cancer from spreading' and then get breast implants.
The medics only realized their mistake several months later in 2017 by which time the damage had been done.
Her lawyers shared that the error came after a biopsy was incorrectly recorded.
Sarah received an added blow after she was told her breast implants put her at risk of developing cancer.
She shared that she is still dealing with the immense psychological trauma that was caused by the ordeal.
The mother-of-two spoke to DailyMail and said, "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 traumatizing."
She added that she was very 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."
Even though Sarah has accepted that nothing will change the situation, she wants to make sure that no one else suffers the way she did.
Sarah was initially told that her cancer treatment could also lead to fertility issues but she was luckily able to give birth to her second child Louis who is currently 7 years old.
Sarah resorted to hiring specialist medical negligence lawyers who have currently secured an admission of liability from University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.