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My niece was given laxatives by doctors who fobbed her off her symptoms – months later we’re planning her funeral

A MUM-of-five died from cancer just months after she was fobbed off with laxatives by a doctor, her devastated family claim.

Louise Gemma Gray, 34, had gone to her GP complaining of constipation and bleeding in April this year.

Louise Gemma Gray died from terminal cancer after being fobbed off by her GP

She was given the laxatives despite previously undergoing surgery to have cervical cancer cells removed.

The mum, from Peterlee, County Durham, continued feeling ill over the following five months and even lost control of her bowel movements.

Louise was rushed to hospital where she was given the devastating blow she had liver, bowel and cervical cancer.

She died just six weeks later leaving her five children without a mother.

Her aunt Judith Spence, 51, told The Mirror: “Louise was absolutely hysterical because she didn’t know what was going on – they sent her home with no care, with nobody there for her – the first week was horrendous.

“Something needs to be done, it cant bring Louise back, but raising awareness could save someone else’s life.

“We’re feeling very angry, and frustrated. She was treated like a hypochondriac.”

Louise was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year after a HPV test showed she had abnormal cells.



She had an operation to remove the cells but then suffered several kidney infections, which forced her to miss some of her radiotherapy sessions.

The single mum then went to her doctors in April after noticing blood clots in her stool.

When her triple cancer diagnosis was confirmed, Louise decided she did not want to know how long she had left.

Judith has now launched a GoFundMe to raise money for Louise’s children, who are aged between three and 16, and to help pay for her funeral.

She said: “It’s been absolutely soul-destroying for them, the two older ones have been there and seen it all.

“We have all been left totally heartbroken and traumatised by everything that has taken place and would love to give her a send-off her children will never forget to hopefully help them heal, seeing how loved their mother really was.”

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