A Mexican woman was misdiagnosed with cancer And after going through 30 unnecessary chemotherapy sessions, he had to amputate one of his legs. The case took place at the Zone 50 General Hospital of the Institut Mexicano de Providencia Social (IMSS) in San Luis Potosí, Mexico,
As a result of the chemotherapy sessions, the woman developed a massive mass that required amputation of part of the leg and frame. According to information from Noticieros Televisa, doctors said the woman had an aggressive, inoperable cancer, and had only six months to live.
It turns out that the treatment significantly worsened the patient’s health. The benign tumor, which initially measured two centimeters, weighed 10 kilograms.
Understand how the wrong diagnosis was given
The story began in April 2017, when the woman went to the hospital with severe contractions and severe pain in her legs. Doctors assumed that the pain was caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, without any tests.
The patient returned to the hospital after 4 months of treatment and without any improvement. This time she was diagnosed with untreated cancer. She had 30 chemotherapy sessions that lasted six months. In May 2018, she decided to get a second medical opinion, and a new checkup that revealed the truth: The doctors were wrong with the diagnosis, and the woman never had cancer.
The victim condemned the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) in November 2018. The body issued a recommendation note and posted it on Twitter at 1.of July 2022.
— CNDH in Mexico (@CNDH) 1 July 2022
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