Model, 27, Dies Of Cervical Cancer Just One Day After Diagnosed After Doctors Dismiss Symptoms As ‘Hormones’
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Porsche McGregor-Sims suffered an aggressive form of the disease, which went undiagnosed for several months despite her complaint of continual pain and bleeding. In December 2019, the Portsmouth-based went to her GP, complained of her discomfort, and was referred to a consultant. In Jan. 2020, she was attended to by Dr. Peter Schlesinger, an agency locum gynecologist at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
Porsche ‘Pops’ McGregor-Sims had an ‘aggressive’ disease that went undiagnosed for months.
She complained of continual pain and bleeding, but doctors suspected her symptoms were hormonal.
At this time, Dr. Schlesigner suspected her symptoms were hormonal, so he didn’t carry out a v*ginal inspection or perhaps get her referred for further investigations. The doctor reportedly stated there seemed no benefit in carrying out a physical examination because she was only 27 but admitted he might have done one if he had a chaperone.
At the time, she didn’t undergo any v*ginal inspection or perhaps get referred for further investigations.
The doctor reportedly stated there was no benefit from physical examination because she was only 27.
In March 2020, Porsche returned to the doctors after feeling short of breath and had two phone consultations before being prescribed antibiotics. When her condition worsened, the GP thought she had COVID and was brought into Westlands Medical Centre for a consultation. On April 14, 2020, she was rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital, where she was officially diagnosed with cervical cancer and passed away a day later.
In March 2020, Porsche returned to the doctors after feeling short of breath.
When her condition worsened, the GP thought she had COVID and was then taken in for a consultation.
Porsche’s case and experience have led a coroner to suggest national guidelines which say women suspected of having the disease need to wait two weeks before being seen by a specialist might have contributed to her death. “You didn’t do the most basic thing – give her an internal examination. One of the most simple and fundamental ways to assess someone for cervical cancer,” Fiona Hawke, 52 [ Porsche’s mom] had told Dr. Schlesinger during a hearing, to which he responded: “The fact I was wrong I apologize.”
She was officially diagnosed with cervical cancer at Queen Alexandra Hospital but passed away a day later.
Porsche, engaged to be married, had undergone her first smear in 2017.
Porsche, engaged to be married, had undergone her first smear in 2017. Although the test, according to The Inquest in Portsmouth, Hants uncovered no cancerous cells, she was told some were abnormal. The inquest has been adjourned, and its conclusion will be heard later. However, the aspiring model had studied drama at Havant and South Downs College in Hampshire before going to Plymouth University to study Events Management.
Porsche with fiance Mark Chappel in a photo before her cancer was spotted.
The aspiring model [right] had studied drama at Havant and South Downs College in Hampshire.
She met with fiancé Mark Chappel while at the university, and the duo moved to Portsmouth after finishing their studies. Porsche had strong connections to Titchfield Festival Theatre, and at the moment, her twin brother Deucalion is still involved with the theatre. So far, over 200 people have donated about £4K to a just Giving Pate to contribute to flowers weaved into Porsche’s coffin. She was buried at Sustainability Centre’s natural burial ground in Petersfield, Hants.