A Georgia woman who had to be hospitalized for nearly a month for a skin cancer diagnosis that she says was caused by sun exposure, says she feels like she “lost my mind” after having to endure chemotherapy at the salon where she worked.
Lois Miller, 57, told ABC News on Monday that she was initially diagnosed with melanoma in July, but that she has since had more aggressive forms of cancer and now has a new skin cancer.
Miller said she was diagnosed with the melanoma after a skin biopsy, which found a tumor in her left ovary.
The doctors removed a portion of her ovary and had to remove more of her skin to perform the operation.
She said that during the procedure, her doctors made a mistake that made it harder for her to get cancer removed from her body.
Miller says the skin cancer was removed surgically, but because the surgeons were in such a hurry to remove the cancer from her skin, they missed the most aggressive form of cancer, which is melanoma.
She says she still feels sick from the cancer, and that she is still battling the pain of having it grow back.
Miller told ABC affiliate WTVY-TV that she feels lucky she survived the cancer.
She said she also thinks about her friends and family who were also diagnosed with cancer.
“I know I’m not alone,” Miller said.
“I know that I have cancer and I have to fight it and I know that it will get better.”
She also told the station that she believes the doctors are responsible for what she went through.ABC News’ David Nalley contributed to this report.