by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
Jodi Huggett, a mother of two from North East Lincolnshire, was wrongfully prescribed chemotherapy treatments she did not need. After undergoing four grueling treatments, Mrs. Huggett discovered her doctor hadn’t even conducted basic research to determine the best line of treatment for her specific type of cancer.
The 41-year-old was diagnosed with a low-grade cancerous growth in her colon. She underwent surgery to have the tumor removed, and several rounds of chemo were prescribed as follow-up treatment. Mrs. Huggett suffered anaphylactic shock twice while receiving her chemo treatments, but still managed to brave through the therapy week after week. However, when approaching her fifth treatment, Mrs. Huggett decided to do some more research to see if it was all really necessary.
Her research confirmed her worst fears: She had been made to suffer through weeks of arduous chemotherapy treatments for no reason. Basic guidelines suggested that chemotherapy wasn’t even necessary for the type of cancer she had. Mrs. Huggett found a specialist center called the Royal Free Hospital, which is located in London, and contacted them to see about getting a second opinion.
Mrs. Huggett told The Daily Mail, “They told me chemotherapy never has and never will be proven to work on a tumour like the one I had and the only way it would have been required was for a palliative care patient, which I wasn’t.” She told the news outlet that she was both heartbroken and shocked that she had truly been given treatment that was totally unnecessary.
The Royal Free Hospital contacted Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Castle Hill Hospital where Mrs. Huggett was treated, and politely informed them that they were treating their patient incorrectly.
Mrs. Huggett has taken legal action against the Hull and East Trust, and will receive compensation for her suffering. The Trust conceded that: “The oncologist failed to consider accepted UK and European guidelines with regards to the most suitable course of treatment.” Hull and East also admitted that the decision to offer chemotherapy violated the hospital’s duty of care.
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