“The cancer was most concerning in her liver"
A woman who was allegedly denied a face-to-face GP appointment tragically passed away from bowel cancer.
The relatives of Sharan Kullar said she had been feeling unwell and was experiencing weight loss and fatigue when she contacted her GP “a number of times” in 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family claim that Mrs Kullar was denied a face-to-face appointment.
Instead, she had to “speak to a doctor over the phone”.
Mrs Kullar was later diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and given anti-anxiety medication.
Mrs Kullar continued to express her concerns to her doctor on “several occasions”, even saying she feared she had bowel cancer.
According to her family, Mrs Kullar’s claim was immediately dismissed as she did not meet the “usual” characteristics of bowel cancer.
It wasn’t until loved ones encouraged her to go to A&E in December 2020 that the mother-of-two was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
A statement from her loved ones says: “Her heart rate was very high and her body was losing a lot of blood.
“After several tests she was advised that she would be kept in for further assessment.
“Over the next few days, she underwent two blood transfusions, several scans and tests and a colonoscopy.
“On 21 December, Sharan was told that she had stage 4 bowel cancer which had spread to her liver and lungs.
“The cancer was most concerning in her liver due to the damage it was causing and how much swelling there was.
“All alone in hospital, she spoke with consultants and palliative care nurses, her mind was fried.
“Only four days before Christmas and having been away from her children for three days, she was desperate to come home. She was discharged later that day.
“She was determined to fight, she was not ready to leave her children.”
Mrs Kullar was put on pain medication which often left her confused and drowsy.
She was scheduled to see an oncologist on January 20, 2021, but sadly, she died two days before.
Mrs Kullar’s loved ones are now celebrating her 34 years of life by completing 34 challenges and raising money for Bowel Cancer UK.
This will culminate with a 35-kilometre walk on October 12, 2021, what would have been her 35th birthday.
The walk will begin in Wolverhampton City Centre and end in Birmingham City Centre.
Currently, the JustGiving page has raised over £21,000.
The page states: “Sharan’s passing came so unexpectedly to us, and it happened so quickly that we’re still trying to process it.
“We want to raise as much money and awareness as we can to make sure no one else has to suffer in this way.
“So come on, dig deep and help us beat cancer and donate.”