A mum-of-two underwent chemotherapy, a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery only to be told she had been misdiagnosed with breast cancer.
Sarah Boyle, 28, was told she had triple negative breast cancer at the end of 2016 following the birth of her first child.
She was even told by diagnosing doctors that the condition was 'uncommon' for a woman of her age.
Sarah had chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery before being told in June 2017 that her biopsy had been incorrectly recorded.
She is now concerned that breast implants she was given as part of her reconstructive surgery could put her at risk of developing cancer in the future.
Ms Boyle, who lives in Stoke-on-Trent with her husband Steven and two sons, says the whole experience has left her 'traumatised' and now has serious concerns for her future.
She was initially told that the cancer treatment she had received from University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust could lead to fertility issues.
Fortunately, Ms Boyle went on to have a second child, Louis, but is unable to breast feed him due the treatement.
"The past few years have been incredibly difficult for me and my family," Sarah said.
"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.
"While I was delighted when I gave birth to Louis, it was really heartbreaking when I couldn't breast feed him."
Sarah says she continues to worry about the complications she may face because of the cancer treatment she wrongly received.
She added: "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.
"I am also worried about complications that I may face because of my chemotherapy.
“While nothing will change what I’ve been through, I really need some answers on what is being done to make sure nobody else suffers in the same way I have.”
North Midlands NHS Trust have now accepted liability after Sarah instructed medical negligence lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate her case.
Sarah Sharples, legal expert at Irwin Mitchell said: “This is a truly shocking case in which a young mother has faced heartbreaking news and a gruelling period of extensive treatment, only to be told that it was not necessary.
“The entire experience has had a huge impact on Sarah in many ways.
"While we welcome that the NHS Trust has admitted to the clear failings, we are yet to hear if any improvements have been put in place to prevent something like this happening again.
“We are also deeply concerned following reports surrounding the type of implants Sarah has, with suspicions over their potential link to a rare form of cancer."
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A spokesperson from University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust said: “A misdiagnosis of this kind is exceptionally rare and we understand how devastating this has been for Sarah and her family.
“In addition to an unreserved apology to Sarah, the findings of the investigation have been shared with her and the case is now part of an on-going legal claim with which the Trust is co-operating fully.
“Ultimately the misreporting of the biopsy was a human error so as an extra safeguard all invasive cancer diagnoses are now reviewed by a second pathologist.
“Sarah continues to be in regular contact with the clinical team who treated her and they are always available to discuss any on-going concerns she may have.”