Alerted by an unusual woman, a 28-year-old girl and was reassured after a doctor’s diagnosis. In reality, sa bosse cachait un mal bien plus grave …
This misdiagnosis could have cost him his life. A 28-year-old English woman lived a real nightmare that she agreed to tell the Daily Mail. It all started last March when she noticed a bump on her neck. Alerted by this unusual size, she hurried to have it checked. Finally more fear than harm. At the hospital, doctors told her it could have been caused by a cold.
But here’s the thing: The hump has become more and more imposing over the weeks. Annoyed, she wanted to have it checked a second time, undergoing a biopsy with an MRI and CT scan a month later. And the results were beyond appeal. It is confirmed that it was caused by stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare cancer that develops in the lymphatic system and spreads throughout the body.
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“I was crying”
“I was just crying with my mother, but they said they could treat her with chemotherapy. I chose to have my eggs frozen for fertility treatment and I finished that in May,” she said.
As a reminder, around 2,000 people are diagnosed each year in France and 8,500 in the United States. Hodgkin’s lymphoma can develop at any age but mainly affects people aged 20 to 40 and thus those older than 75 years. Three-quarters of people with the disease survive for at least 10 years.
The most common symptom is painless swelling of a lymph node, usually in the neck, armpits or groin. Weight loss, night sweats, persistent cough are also signs of the disease.
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