After undergoing chemotherapy, breast removal for cancer,a woman was told doctors got her cancer diagnosis wrong

Sarah Boyle before she was wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer and after treatment (Sarah Boyle/SWNS)
Sarah Boyle before she was wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer and after treatment (Sarah Boyle/SWNS)

A woman was left devastated after undergoing months of chemotherapy and having her breasts removed only to be told doctors got her cancer diagnosis wrong .

According to Independent UK, at the end of 2016, 28-year-old Sarah Boyle was told by doctors at Royal Stoke University Hospital she had triple breast cancer.

It was discovered months later by the same hospital that she never had cancer – a case of wrong diagnosis . This was after the mother of two had already had extensive treatment, a double mastectomy( removal of both breasts) and reconstructive surgery.

“The past few years have been incredibly difficult for me and my family,” said Ms Boyle, who lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with husband Steven, 31, and her two children Teddy and Louis.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Sharples, a legal expert at Irwin Mitchell solicitors, who is representing Ms Boyle, said:

This is a truly shocking case in which a young mother has faced heartbreaking news and a gruelling period of extensive treatment, only to be told that it was not necessary.

The entire experience has had a huge impact on Sarah in many ways.

While we welcome that the NHS Trust has admitted to the clear failings, we are yet to hear if any improvements have been put in place to prevent something like this happening again.

We are also deeply concerned following reports surrounding the type of implants Sarah has, with suspicions over their potential link to a rare form of cancer.

Understandably, Sarah has a number of questions that need to be answered with regards to this and it has caused her significant distress.

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