LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Ukrainian woman who spent 11 years disfigured from a cancer misdiagnosis is now out of the hospital.
Officials say Lessya Kotelevskaya had a 16-hour surgery to fix her jaw last month.
She was just 19 when a doctor from Kazakhstan told her she had terminal cancer in the jaw.
Kotelevskaya immediately underwent intense radiation which left a hole in the right side of her cheek.
Later during a trip to Ukraine, doctors told Kotelevskaya she never had cancer.
She will undergo months of therapy.
The surgery was paid for by University Hospital.