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YOU DEY WHINE!! Doctor Tells Woman Who Was Treated For Cancer For 2Yrs That She Had Been Wrongly Diagnosed » FashionStyle FS News

A woman who had received a cancer diagnosis and endured two years of treatment was completely taken aback when doctors informed her that she had been misdiagnosed.

Megan Royle, aged 33, had been informed in 2019 that she was suffering from skin cancer. Over the course of two years, she underwent nine cycles of treatment, underwent surgery, and even took the step of freezing her eggs.

Megan’s medical journey began in 2019 when she was 29 years old, as she sought medical attention for a mole on her arm that had grown in size, scabbed, and caused itching. Following a biopsy, she was informed that she had melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Subsequently, she was referred to the specialized cancer unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, w. the initial biopsy results were reviewed, and she received the same diagnosis of melanoma once more.


Megan underwent nine cycles of immunotherapy treatment, and had her eggs frozen as the treatment can impact on fertility, and also underwent a 2cm wide excision of tissue to remove the ‘cancer’.

She was then told she was in remission but when she moved north of UK in 2021 for work, a new hospital trust reviewed her file and scans and found she never had melanoma in the first place.


But two years later when she moved home, a different hospital trust reviewed her records, t. and then she found out she was misdiagnosed.

She has now received compensation from the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the pathology service used by Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, as both misinterpreted her results, leading to the misdiagnosis.


Megan, a theatrical make-up artist from Beverley in East Yorkshire, said she struggled to understand what had happened, adding:

‘You just can’t really believe something like this can happen, and still to this day I’ve not had an explanation as to how and why it happened.


‘I spent two years believing I had cancer, went through all the treatment and then was told t. had been no cancer at all.

‘When the doctors sat me down and told me it took a while to sink in.


‘You’d think the immediate emotion would be relief, and in some sense it was, but I’d say the greater emotions were frustration and anger.

Woman was treated for cancer for two years and her eggs frozen only to be told later she never had it


‘When I was first told I had cancer and that I needed surgery to remove it and treatment which could impact on my fertility, my approach was simply to say “yes, let’s do what we need to do”.

‘I wasn’t thinking about having children at that time, but having children was always something I planned for later in life, so having eggs preserved was something I didn’t hesitate doing.


‘All in all, I got my head around it pretty quickly, as difficult as that was.

‘However, then to be told two years later, having undergone the treatment and lived with the worry, I found being told I’d never had cancer at all hard.


‘I wasn’t in a good place for quite some time to be honest, strange as that may seem.’

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