The shock struck a Colorado man who had undergone chemotherapy for a rare cancer for five years before he knew he had no illness.
James Salaz went to Montrose Memorial Hospital in 2012, where doctors performed many tests before finding "abnormalities" in the left lung.
After taking the lung biopsy, Salaz told the doctors that he had a type of cancer where excessive white blood cells caused cancer throughout the body.
Although he was treated immediately, malformations remained the same until Salaz visited another physician. The shock of his life was when his doctor said he did not suffer from cancer, but from the disease that caused vasculitis.
In an exclusive conversation with KKCO, James said, "I felt great underarm pain so I went to the hospital, I had some tests, and the doctor told me my abnormalities in the left lungs."
In 2012, the condition of males was diagnosed with LCH, a rare cancer that begins with the proliferation of Langer Hans cells and their proliferation in large numbers and abnormal white blood cells that help in the fight against infection.
Mature white blood cells that cause "granuloma" are multiplied and can lead to organ damage.
Although LCH is often diagnosed in childhood, at age 2 to 3, tumors may occur at any age.
For years Salaz has been subjected to chemotherapy, and when she visited her primary physician, Chun Kyi Lee, in 2017, found that she was no longer in hospital and was dismissed.
Salaz was forced to find a new tumor specialist, and an expert has already said he has no cancer and has had so-called vasculitis, which caused left abnormalities in the lung.
However, Salaz's condition deteriorated due to lack of treatment, a form known as Wagner's Disease (GPA), which occurs when blood vessels in the nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and kidneys become inflamed.
Inflammation can damage the tissues and organs, and eventually it may be deadly if the patient has not received the treatment.
Salaz said the doctor had sent him to the rheumatologist, but when he called for an agreement, he told her he had to wait a full year before he could get a meeting.
He also explained that intensive chemotherapy, which he had to treat from cancer, had become infected with pancreatitis that would live with him throughout his life.