She is diagnosed with a cold… She actually has cancer

Alerted by an unusual lump on her neck, a 28-year-old woman was reassured after a doctor’s diagnosis. In reality, his bump hid a much more serious evil…

This misdiagnosis could have cost him his life. A 28-year-old English girl 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 hastened to have it checked. Finally more fear than harm. At the hospital, doctors told her it might have been caused by a cold.

But here it is: the bump has become more and more imposing over the weeks. Upset, she insisted on having it checked a second time by undergoing, a month later, a biopsy with an MRI and a CT scan. And the results were final. They confirmed it was caused by stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare cancer that starts in the lymphatic system and spreads throughout the body.

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“I was crying”

“I was just crying with my mum but they said they could treat it with chemotherapy. I chose to have my eggs frozen for fertility treatment and completed that in May,” she said.

As a reminder, approximately 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 between the ages of 20 and 40 as well as those over the age of 75. Three-quarters of people with the disease survive for at least 10 years.

The most common symptom is a 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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