Kimberley Eccles had three vital doctors appointments cancelled due to Covid.Doctors then told her she had rare Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer over a Zoom call.Lancashire mum has large tumour in her cheek and was told to ‘make memories’.The care worker has been given six months to live but wants treatment in the US.
Kimberley Eccles has deadly cancer and six months to live
A care worker who had three vital medical appoointments cancelled due to Covid was told by doctors she had cancer over Zoom.
Kimberley Eccles’s aggressive cancer has now spread and the mum-of-one has been told she only has six months to live.
The 23-year-old has been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare tissue disease her doctors tell her is found in only 1% of the adult population.
She was told the devastating news in August over an online video call with her doctors while her shocked seven-year-old daughter looked on.
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Kimberley Eccles is one of thousands of Brits who have missed vital operations and medical treatment as a result of the Covid crisis after a government report predicted up to 25,000 deaths would have come in the first six months of the pandemic because of healthcare delays.
‘I have been given a one per cent chance of survival and told I have around six months to live,’ Kimberley told The Sun.
‘I had my daughter at home when I took the video call and was so shocked I couldn’t speak.
‘I can’t help thinking how different it might have been if there had been no pandemic and my cancer had been diagnosed earlier.
Kimberley Eccles intends to keep on fighting and is raising money to travel to America for alternative treatment.
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