Sunday, December 18, 2011

Girl with ovarian cancer incorrectly gets pregnancy diagnosis

BBC News is reporting that a 17 year old girl went to her General Practitioner with stomach pains and the doctor pushed on her stomach and told her she was pregnant, but probably miscarried.

She and her mother went to the hospital and got an ultrasound and it revealed a tumor.  She was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy and chemo therapy.

This is just one more example of why we need to spread awareness.  The symptoms are not obvious if you aren't looking for them.

Read the full story here:
BBC News 17 Year Old Misdiagnosed

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