A MUM told by bungling doctors she had cancer was forced to undergo chemotherapy, a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery – only to be told she never had the deadly disease in the first place.
By Nicholas Bieber / Published 19th July 2019
DEVASTATING: Sarah Boyle was wrongly told she had cancer when she was just 25 (Pic: SWNS)
Sarah Boyle, 28, from Stoke-on-Trent, was left traumatised after doctors misdiagnosed her with triple negative breast cancer at the end of 2016, when she was just 25-years-old.
The hospital only realised their error several months later in July 2017 – after which point Sarah had already received extensive treatment and surgery.
She had undergone several rounds of gruelling chemotherapy treatment, a bilateral mastectomy and breast implants at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
The mum-of-two has since received the devastating blow that her reconstructive surgery may now potentially put her at risk of developing cancer in the future. Promoted Story
She has also suffered psychological trauma as a result of her ordeal and continues to endure ongoing symptoms caused by her treatment.
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MISDIAGNOSED: Sarah had been told by doctors that she had breast cancer (Pic: SWNS)
And she was initially told that her cancer treatment may lead to fertility issues, but fortunately she went on to have a second child, Louis, who is now seven-months-old.
However, she was unable to breastfeed him due to her treatment.
Sarah, who lives in Staffordshire with husband Steven, 31, and her two children Teddy and Louis, 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 traumatising.
“And while I was delighted when I gave birth to Louis, it was really heartbreaking when I couldn’t breastfeed him.
Sarah Boyle with her two sons (Pic: SWNS)
GRUELLING: Sarah had to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy treatment (Pic: SWNS)
HEARTBREAKING: Sarah also had her breasts removed in a bilateral mastectomy (Pic: SWNS)
“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 was aged 25 when she was misdiagnosed by blundering doctors following the birth of her youngest child.
She was later informed by her treating doctor, Mr Narayanan, that her biopsy had been incorrectly reported and it was confirmed that she did not have cancer.
Sarah instructed specialist medical negligence lawyers to investigate the case who have now secured an admission of liability from University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.