An 18 year old girl was concerned when she found a lump in her throat. As any worried teen would do, she booked an appointment with her local doctor and went to show the lump to him and address her concerns. What happened next though could have led to her death. The doctor was wrong and the 18 year old cancer patient misdiagnosed, and led astray to feel that she was a hypochondriac.
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Fortunately though the girl was not going to accept that she just had a cosmetic lump in her throat, and she went onto seek not one, not two, not three, four, BUT five second opinions. It just goes to show how hard it is to get a doctor to take you seriously these days.
Persistence finally paid off, and she found a doctor that would operate and remove the lump from her throat. The biopsy came back as negative though because the entire lump was not removed and, the poor girl had to undergo another operation to remove the final piece of the lump. Luckily though she persisted and had patience without giving up. Unfortunately, the biopsy came back as positive and she had in fact been suffering from lymph node cancer. The cancer was not progressive and was caught just in time. Her journey was just beginning though and the teen had to endure 8 years of cancer treatment as a result of the throat cancer patient misdiagnosis.
At the age of 26, she is now cancer free and has suffered permanent damage to her vocal cords as a result of the late misdiagnosis. She is also reliant on pain medication to make it through the day, and is unsure if she can have children. Doctors have told her that she has a 50% chance of being unable to conceive, something that hurts a lot as she loved kids and just married last year.
It is so sad to keep hearing stories like this, when they really could have been avoided. All cancer patients that have been misdiagnosed have the right to sue for compensation, and ask for money to help them out with the suffering that they have endured. If you have been in a situation like this and feel the need to seek compensation for cancer patient misdiagnosis then please feel free to exercise your right.