ShA woman discovered that after two years of undergoing treatment for alleged cancer, doctors had misdiagnosed her condition.
Megan Rowell underwent nine cycles of treatment after she was told she had skin cancer in 2019. Two years later, she moved home and began being monitored at another hospital, when the mistake was discovered.
In 2019, the woman found a wart on her upper arm, which was increasing in size and causing it to itch and peel. Her family doctor referred her for a dermatology consultation at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in the UK. Doctors performed a biopsy and analysis, and told Meghan, then 29, that she had melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
After being referred to the specialist cancer unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, her biopsy was reviewed and it was again confirmed to be melanoma. She then underwent a 2cm wide tissue resection to remove the alleged cancer. In addition, the woman was informed that the immunotherapy she would receive next could affect her fertility, so she underwent egg preservation.
When a new hospital analyzed his operation and tests, the error in his diagnosis was discovered. Megan couldn’t believe it.
He has since lodged a complaint against the hospital and was able to obtain compensation from the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, both of which misinterpreted his findings.
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