A 28 -year -old woman , Sarah Boyle had undergone months of chemotherapy and having her breasts removed , only to be told she didn ’ t actually have cancer.
Boyle has been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer by doctors at Royal Stoke University Hospital at the end of 2016 and started treatment to battle the cancer, reports
Independent UK .
However , several months later the hospital realised its error . This was after the mother -of-two had already had extensive treatment , a double mastectomy ( removal of both breasts ) and reconstructive surgery .
Besides the trauma of the treatments, Boyle is also faced with the fact that her breast implants heighten her risk of developing cancer in the future .
“ The past few years have been incredibly difficult for me and my family , ” said Ms Boyle , who lives in Stoke -on -Trent , Staffordshire , with husband Steven , 31 , and her two children Teddy and Louis .
“ 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 .
“ 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 .
Ms Boyle 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 .
Speaking with the Independent UK, the hospital said it had apologised to Ms Boyle , adding that extra safeguard measures were now in place.