A mother was given the devastating news she had cancer after accidentally spraying perfume in her eye.
Carol Player, 56, from Sutton Coldfield, said she went to hospital to get checked out after she lost some of her vision in her eye after spraying the scent.
However doctors then referred Carol to St Paul’s Eye Hospital in Liverpool who diagnosed Ocular Melanoma, one of the most common types of eye cancer.
The perfume that ended up in her eye did not cause the cancer but instead led doctors at St Paul’s to discover the disease.
The mother-of-two said: ‘The professor at St Paul’s diagnosed my cancer on Monday and my eye was removed on Tuesday morning.
‘I was then told no further treatment was needed at that time.’
Sadly, in November 2019, after almost five years of being cancer-free, doctors found cancerous spots on Carol’s liver.
Surgeons removed part of her liver, however three months later a follow-up scan revealed it had travelled to other areas in her liver.
Doctors decided the best treatment for Carol would be a trial drug called Delcath Melferlan Chemosaturation, which has proven to be very successful for her type of cancer.
Carol and her family were hit with another devastating blow when the treatment she was due to get free on the NHS, as part of a fully-funded clinical trial, was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
And now the family has been left with no other option but to try and raise the funds themselves.
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