"My wife's cancer was diagnosed too late"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital / Gynaecology Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gynaecology NE9 6SX
Posted by Roper (as ),
My wife Sarah was seen by the radiologist, diagnosis benign polyp, no internal investigation carried out.
Three months later Sarah had a scan and ultrasound carried out by the registrar, diagnosis benign polyp, again no internal investigation.
A week later Sarah had operation to remove this polyp (a day procedure). This procedure failed - they could not remove the polyp, Sarah was told the polyp had been lassoed but was tough and rubbery and would have to come back in three months when a decision would be made on how to proceed.
Again no scrape or biopsy was taken, Sarah was told by the surgeon the polyp was benign, a letter to Sarah's GP from the hospital confirmed the surgeon's diagnosis.
Sarah was readmitted to the hospital after six weeks, when advanced cancer was diagnosed. She had a hysterectomy, recovered from the operation, then became infected with C. difficile and died.
I am proceeding to take legal action for lack of care and incompetence.