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Woman Mistakenly Given Chemo For Two Years After Misdiagnosis

Woman Mistakenly Given Chemo For Two Years After Misdiagnosis

Adriana Caballero was given a wrong diagnosis and spent two years being treated for cancer.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

A woman is taking legal action after being given chemotherapy for two years following a Covid-19 misdiagnosis.

Adriana Caballero, 22, is now taking legal action against a hospital after she was treated for cancer and the doctors left a piece of gauze inside her neck.

Then, thinking her tumour had returned, they persisted giving her chemo for two years before realising they had misdiagnosed her.

Adriana was treated for two years (

Discussing the misdiagnosis, Adriana said that she underwent chemo and radiotherapy before doctors realised what had happened.

"I was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 2019, for which I had surgery and chemotherapy. Then I had radiotherapy in September 2020," she said.

"When they saw the lump persisted and all the PET-CT scans said there was something in the area of the operation, I was operated on on 5th May and, after nearly two years, they removed a surgical haemostatic sponge from me.

Now Adriana wants answers from the hospital (

"That sponge doesn't appear in any report and its existence was unknown because it had grown a few millimetres and they decided to operate, thinking it could be the illness again."

Adriana intends to sue the Hospital Universitario del Henares in Coslada in Spain for malpractice and negligence.

Not only was the aggressive treatment she received completely unnecessary treatment - with all its negative side effects - but she also lost her job.

She said: "It was a six-month contract and it was going to be indefinite. But when it ended, they couldn't renew it because my illness was long-term."

Adriana isn't the hospital's only victim (

Adriana says she is not the hospital's only victim of negligence: "At Hospital del Henares, two others have lost their lives - Nuria and Emilio - and as a result their relatives created a Facebook page - Negligencias Hospital del Henares - to get justice.

"We do not want this to happen again, we want an inspection, and, above all, we want liability."

The hospital declined to comment when contacted for a statement.

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