Thursday, June 4, 2009

Article Discussion: Persistence Saved One Woman's Life

This morning, I came across an article about a 32 year old lady who was stricken with ovarian cancer. The point of the article is that we all must be our own advocate.

As a 32 year old woman, she did not fit the profile of someone who would have ovarian cancer. Through her persistence to be tested for cancer, she was able to help save her life. Thank God that this woman didn't ignore her speculations!

Recently, I had a 48-year old cousin who passed away from colon cancer. In terms of age, he did not quite fit the profile either.

I have heard too many horror stories where doctors resist investigation of health issues, because someone doesn't fit the profile.

Attached is a link to the article:

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