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Misdiagnosed with aggressive cancer


I was misdiagnosed. I was told I had an aggressive, deadly cancer, and six months to live unless I got the necessary chemo to buy myself an extra year. Despite resistance from my oncologist, I was able to prove I had no cancer at all. Almost five years later I have never had treatment.

It took three months from the original biopsy that instigated the error until word from the NIH came that I was correct and had no malignancy. I had to fight the system of doctors who did not want to admit their error. I had no medical training or healthcare background. Today I advocate for others through a number of writing, speaking, broadcasting activities. Read Trisha’s writing at and on Every Patient’s Advocate blog.