What to do... is this neglegence?

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Hi all, not quite sure where to start with this......

I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer on 21.01.21.
I had a radical hysterectomy on 01.03.21, safe to say it’s been a roller coaster, bt I don’t need to tell all of you that 

The cancer was picked up on my routine cervical screening in November 2020, I had been clear of anything on any screening before that, never had any symptoms
however…
… my consultant asked to see me yesterday as he had received results back from an audit they had carried out on all of my screening up until November 2020, part of the cancer diagnosis process.
I was told that the results of the audit had showed that pre-cancerous cells were found on my screening in 2017 however this was reported as clear.

I was told that if this was picked up in 2017 (as it should have) then my treatment would have been very different, I basically wouldn’t have had to go through the last two years of hurt and worry and pain, it’s such difficult information to process.

Anyone else been in a similar situation? 

  • Hi   and welcome to the group.

    I’m afraid I don’t have any relevant experience to share with you, and my suggestion would have been to speak with the nurses on Macmillan. I see you have already asked your question in the “ask an expert section” so I hope you can get some advice there.

    Hopefully you will find out what you should do next-it must have been such a shock to find out that your surgery might have been avoided and I hope you can get answers. 

    Sarah xx


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