A Glasgow teenager who was wrongly diagnosed with arthritis has been told she has terminal cancer.

Doctors failed to spot an aggressive tumour on Alix Cassidy's spine for eight months.

The 17-year-old from Drumchapel has now been told there is nothing more that doctor's can do and has been given two months to live.

Alix first visited her GP in October 2018 after her fingers went numb and she was struggling to use them.

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She was sent home with painkillers, and following more trips to her local GP and A&E she was repeatedly misdiagnosed with arthritis.

Just a few days before Christmas, Alix was taken A&E where she was advised to go home and wait for an appointment.

The family eventually took the teenager to a private doctor who refuted the arthritis diagnosis and admitted Alix to hospital immediately.

She was then moved to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for an emergency MRI scan.

That night, they were told Alix had a tumour on her spinal cord and would have to undergo surgery.

She stayed at the surgery aftercare unit for eight weeks when neurologists began to speculate that it might not be a tumour and was likely to be an inflammation disease instead.

Before her 17th birthday in March, Alix was allowed to go home in a wheelchair to wait for another MRI scan but was re-admitted when both her arms and legs gave in

According to family, she was left without physio for two weeks which resulted in blood clots in her lungs delaying the biopsy.

In the meantime, she continued to deteriorate and could not get out of bed.

Within an hour of finally having an autopsy, the same surgeon who had previously told the family that Alix did not have a tumour, confirmed that it actually was.

In the weeks since, Alix has been told that there is nothing more doctors can do except from keep her comfortable.

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The family are now fundraising to pay for private stem cell treatment with a Scottish company.

Over £8,400 has already been donated by well-wishers.

A spokesperson for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "We understand this is a very difficult time for Alix and her family and fully realise how very upsetting this is for them.

"This is an incredibly complex case with a very difficult diagnostic process and we continue to do all we can to support Alix and to reassure her and her family of the appropriateness of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment in this case."

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