September is National Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month. A year ago, I had just had my first infusion and cancer was all very new to me. I think back now on all the symptoms I had that masked themselves as something else.
Ladies, pay attention to your bodies. Gynecological cancer symptoms are frequently masked as other things. I had persistent hip pain for over a year prior to my diagnosis. My doctor dismissed it, but I was adamant with my doctor that something wasn’t right.
I had periods so heavy I had to wear Depends. I had headaches and a fever and swelling. And it was diagnosed as a virus.
Listen to your body. Be persistent with your doctors. Get in his ear. Demand a vaginal ultra sound.
I was nearly too late. By the time My doctors found the cancer, I was at a stage 3.
Your body is your best tell. Listen to it.