Incorrect lung cancer diagnosis

After a battle with thyroid cancer, Evelyn lived cancer-free for 32 years – until a lung cancer diagnosis. “My head was spinning,” she says. “I couldn’t even think.” Evelyn’s case was reviewed by a Best Doctors pathologist at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

After studying Evelyn’s cancer cells and ordering additional tests, he concluded that Evelyn was experiencing a thyroid cancer recurrence, not lung cancer – even though the tumour was in her lung. Best Doctors put Evelyn’s case in the hands of a nationally recognized thyroid cancer expert from Johns Hopkins.

Today, instead of facing the deadliest of all cancers, Evelyn is dealing with a cancer she has fought before – and beaten. “Best Doctors makes you feel so confident. It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”

This is a real Best Doctors case which has been authorised for use by the patient. In order to respect and maintain the patient’s privacy, personal details have been modified. Photographs have been used for illustrative purposes only.