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Care house employee mistakenly diagnosed with cancer ‘thought it was a harsh joke’

Care house employee mistakenly diagnosed with cancer ‘thought it was a harsh joke’
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A care house worker incorrectly diagnosed with cancer says she thought it was a” harsh joke “when she was informed there had been a mistake.

Mum-of-four Janice Johnston stated her” world fell apart “when she learned she had an uncommon kind of blood cancer at Kent and Canterbury Health Center in2017

After her diagnosis she sustained18 months of oral chemotherapy treatment, during which she was said to have experienced weight reduction, nausea and bone discomfort, to the level that she gave up her task as a nurse.

When the treatment did not seem working, medics reportedly increased the dose and in2018 she looked for alternative treatment at Man’s Health center in London, the BBC reports.

It existed that an expert told her she did not have cancer at all however a different condition.

Mrs Johnston, 53, informed the BBC: “The cancer diagnosis was an outright shock. They said my life expectancy would be shortened.



A spokesperson for East Kent Hospitals said misdiagnoses were rare and apologised

A representative for East Kent Hospitals stated misdiagnoses were uncommon and apologised

Mrs Johnston said physicians told her she would need chemotherapy for life and the side-effects led to her feeling “cleaned out”, her hair thinning, her teeth becoming loose and her gums receding.

Staff at the medical facility were stated to have failed to do the needed ultrasound scan and bone marrow biopsy prior to detecting her.

Now she is said to suffer with extreme anxiety, depression and post-traumatic tension condition, as well as experiencing flashbacks.