Sean Pedley was 43 when he developed a lump in his left thigh. An internist, Dr. Syed Danish, ordered an x-ray that did not signify or later lead to a diagnosis. Pedley’s mass grew and became painful over the next two years.
When a later biopsy of the mass was analyzed, it showed that it was synovial sarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer.
By the time the correct diagnosis was made, the soft-tissue cancer had metastasized to Pedley’s spine.