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Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎01-05-2015

Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!

 

I am just curious as to how she found out, after three years, that it was a misdiagnosis?

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Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!


@PA Mom-mom wrote:

@FlowerBear  Three letters: NHS. No second or third opinion available. Take a number and wait your turn.


Yep.  I hope I never have to depend on our own version of the NHS for my healthcare.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!


@Tyak wrote:

@PA Mom-mom wrote:

@FlowerBear  Three letters: NHS. No second or third opinion available. Take a number and wait your turn.


Yep.  I hope I never have to depend on our own version of the NHS for my healthcare.


@Tyak   Are you on Medicare yet?

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Posts: 1,748
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!

I am on Medicare with an additional supplemental policy. I've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and do not doubt the diagnosis. I've been to the doctors of my own choice, had ultrasound, PET scan and MRI and have seen all results personally which have been explained in detail by my doctors. I have full confidence in my doctors. It's hard to understand how you get taken by a misdiagnosis - maybe by putting too much trust in one doc and not asking enough questions? And Medicare does allow for a second opinion.

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Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!


@Tyak wrote:

@PA Mom-mom wrote:

@FlowerBear  Three letters: NHS. No second or third opinion available. Take a number and wait your turn.


Yep.  I hope I never have to depend on our own version of the NHS for my healthcare.


@Tyak  Nope. False information. Second and third opinions ARE available should you choose to have them. 

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Registered: ‎07-21-2019

Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!

I would have gotten a second opinion too. This is awful.

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎01-02-2015

Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!

On the flip side .. I wonder about the people that have something

and it is mis-diagnosed the other way ... Yikes ....

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎01-02-2015

Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!

Or I should say not diagnosed ....

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Registered: ‎05-10-2010

Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!

It happened in the UK but I'd still like to hear how such an awful and avoidable thing happened.  Of course there will be a financial settlement but money is just money, it won't help restore her body or lessen the trauma.

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Re: Misdiagnosed and had surgery!!!

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@Tyak wrote:

@PA Mom-mom wrote:

@FlowerBear  Three letters: NHS. No second or third opinion available. Take a number and wait your turn.


Yep.  I hope I never have to depend on our own version of the NHS for my healthcare.


@Tyak @FlowerBear @PA Mom-mom

 

Yes, of course there are 2nd and 3rd opinions in the British National Health System.  Why would they want to do costly, extensive surgery at national cost, FOR NO REASON?

 

Please see post #16 up stream.

 

My Dad and cousins lived there for years.

We may hear soon just how much they miss the NHS.

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