journalist Deidre Sandersfrom the United Kingdom, was organizing his holidays when He realized that something was wrong with his body. After seeing an abnormal difference in one of her breasts, she decided to see her doctor. however, Results came after 15 days It was not what I expected: Cancer diagnosis. Today, she tells her story to raise awareness and Advise women to have regular checkups.
According to Sanders, 77, in the middle the sunAnd the All this happened when he began to feel a lot of discomfort. “My back hurts and while I tend to have a tight shoulder, I found it It seems that the biggest discomfort spread to my chest Right,” he gave in his explanation.
Although she initially thought the diseases seemed normal, hundreds of questions arose within her. “I must have let at least a month pass, but I thought Is there anything to worry about?Is it just a muscle? After all, I thought it was an inconvenience of old age.”
Faced with questions, I made the decision to call my doctor for two weeks before making a trip: “I spoke with the advance nurse on the phone that morning. She saw me in person the same afternoon, I noticed a size difference in my right breast and signed me up on the NHS (Referral process where anyone suspected of having cancer is screened within two weeks for a hospital diagnosis).”
finally, Take the respective vacations and wait for the results. “I was wondering if I should cancel everything, but I knew I was on the waiting list and they booked me an appointment in ten days,” he explained. Once back, she went straight to the Breast Clinic in Addenbrooke, Cambridge: “I had a mammogram and an ultrasound. That’s when I realized there was something to worry about.”
The results answered their own concerns: The cells analyzed were malignant. However, they told him that it was time for treatment and He immediately got an appointment to have the cancer removed.
“How long has it been since you had a mammogram?The counselor asked me at the time. The answer was almost ten years ago, because I am among the thousands of cases of women who, by mistake, were not invited for a mammogram when they were seventy.”
After his statement he said: As women age, this diagnosis becomes common. For this reason, he stressed the importance of attending medical evaluations.
“Prevention and early detection of disease are essential to saving lives”As he claimed. Currently, Hope to have the surgery successfully She said she feels the confidence of the medical team treating her.
As Sanders reiterated, this medical study helps prevent advanced breast cancers and encourages their detection. Currently, It is the only recognized method for early detection of the disease. and in the radioactively positive phases.
Through it, a professional can detect a suspicious or suspicious image much earlier: Sometimes up to 2 or 3 years before the nodule is palpated.
It is also important to note that this should be done using high-quality equipment. And women should be evaluated by a doctor who specializes in the subject, either the doctor doing the imaging or the breast specialist.