You had a biopsy and the doctor tells you that it's cancer. You are shocked. The doctor tells you is likely malignant.
The doctor tells you you need surgery right away, otherwise you will likely die.
What do you do?
If you are like most people, you will accept the doctor's recommendation and schedule surgery immediately. Some people will opt for a second opinion.
If you are like most people, you rely on your doctor's recommendation and go ahead with the surgery. After the surgery, you return to the doctor's office for follow-up and he tells you something that is very distressing.
He tells you you don't have cancer.
You're thrilled! You are overjoyed! You feel great!
Until you realize something's wrong.
"What do you mean I don't have cancer? You told me I had cancer and that's why I had the surgery," you say.
"It turns out that the doctor who read and interpreted your biopsy, rendered incorrectly. I'm sorry," says your doctor.
As you return home with feelings of joy, those feelings are mixed with a knot in your stomach wondering why you had to go through surgery and remove your organs. As days and weeks go by, those feelings turn to anger. Those feelings don't go away. The more you think about it, the more you realize there's some injustice here but you don't yet know what to do.
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