Cancer has varied signs and symptoms that one can easily discount as something “just normal.”
This can include drastic weight loss, fatigue, unusual bleeding or bruising, thickening or swelling anywhere in the body, and many more. Most of these signs and symptoms may be because of other ailments and not just cancer. That is why it is crucial to have it checked early to know for sure if it is cancer or not.
Nicole McGuiness showed one of the signs of cancer, but she didn’t know it until a doctor contacted her.
Nicole just battled cancer, and to celebrate it, she wanted to buy her dream home. She just fought Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor that quickly spreads and invades nearby brain tissues.
We can all agree she deserves to go hunting for her dream home.
To make her search more exciting, she was featured in HGTV’s show Beach Bargain Hunt. What she didn’t know is that this TV appearance will reveal more about the current state of her health.
Dr. Erich Voigt was watching this said TV appearance.
Dr. Voigt is an Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) surgeon who was just watching the show in his home in New York. He found something alarming about Nicole from that TV appearance that he felt the urge to find her and let her know about it.
He saw a visible lump on Nicole’s throat.
Dr. Voigt thought that this could be a sign of something more serious than merely a lump. He searched for Nicole from social media. Luckily, he found her profile and told her about what he saw.
“We were shocked that a doctor witnessed this on television and reached out,” Nicole said in an interview with Inside Edition.
The doctor was right in his hunch.
It was indeed a sign of something serious. Nicole underwent a biopsy and found out she had Papillary Thyroid Cancer. This type of cancer accounts for 85% of thyroid cancer but has a high cure rate. Even so, early detection is still important because this can spread to the lymph nodes and even down to the lungs.
Nicole was very grateful that Dr. Voigt reached out to her.
She said that the doctor impacted her life, especially that he detected something she wouldn’t have thought she has. Dr. Voigt also gave reassured her that she’s going to do well.
Cancer can be prevented, especially if we live a healthy lifestyle.
Eating a proper diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help prevent cancer. Doctors also advise reducing meat and alcohol. Also, it is essential to have regular exercise and be physically active.
Smoking and the use of tobacco increase the risk of cancer. You better stop smoking now before you regret it in the future. And if you have any family history of cancer, have yourself checked regularly to make sure that no cancer cells are growing in your body.
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