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    A uni student was horrified to discover her heartburn that doctors told her was from boozing too much was actually 'incurable' cancer. Georgia Ford, 20, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, said she developed a 'choking' cough last April and sickness soon after, but a GP just put this down to the amount of alcohol she was drinking and prescribed her stomach-lining tablets. But over the course of several months the students symptoms, which also included weight loss and back pain, worsened. After countless trips to the doctors, Georgia was stunned when she was eventually diagnosed with a kidney cancer called papillary renal cell carcinoma in November. The law student says her life has been 'turned upside down' since receiving the heart-breaking news that the cancer had also spread to her lungs, liver, lymph nodes and bones - and that it was incurable.   She she developed a 'choking' cough last April and sickness soon after, but a GP just put this down to the amount of alcohol she was drinking and prescribed her stomach-lining tablets Georgia Ford, 20, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, was horrified to discover...
    A CANCER survivor completed chemotherapy while in a homeless shelter after being evicted but managed to find a new home thanks to her monthly $500 guaranteed income payments. Elizabeth Softky, of California, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2019 and couldn’t keep up with her rent as she used savings for chemotherapy. 1Elizabeth Softky was evicted from her home as she couldn't afford rent while undergoing chemotherapyCredit: PBS News Hour The 59-year-old was evicted from her home of 14 years but in 2020, she was nominated to participate in the Miracle Money guaranteed income scheme. The teacher was among 14 recipients who received $500 payments for six months as part of the program. The funds have helped put her on track to find permanent housing, Insider reported. Elizabeth had to stop teaching students during her treatment. Read more on Guaranteed IncomeHELPING HAND I get $1,000 a month guaranteed income & it lasts for 3 years - you can tooNO STRINGS ATTACHED Time is running out to apply for $1,000 a month - see the exact date She said: “One...
    AN EX-SOLDIER was diagnosed with epilepsy six YEARS before docs found out it was terminal brain cancer with golfball-size tumours. Ben Robinson was just 19 when he was rushed to hospital following a sudden collapse at his barracks in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire. 4Ben Robinson was diagnosed with epilepsy six YEARS before docs found out it was terminal brain cancerCredit: SWNS 4Ben is planning his wedding with partner Kelly White, 28Credit: SWNS A scan showed tiny lesions in his brain - which doctors initially found to be fatal tumours. But medics later changed their assessment and told Ben he had a form of epilepsy known as cortical dysplasia. He was given medicine to help control the seizures. When they became more frequent, another scan in September 2020 saw doctors revert back to their first diagnoses after finding golfball-sized tumours growing on his brain. The former Royal Engineer - who has been medically discharged from the forces after five years of service - was told his illness is terminal. Courageous Ben, who is planning his wedding with partner Kelly White, 28, says he's...
    A WOMAN has shared how she refuses to take on her sister's three kids despite her being diagnosed with an incurable cancer. The anonymous 25-year-old woman claimed she never wanted children in the first place and that hasn't changed. 3A woman shared how her sister is making her feel guilty for not taking on her three kids if she diesCredit: Getty 3She never intended to have children with her husbandCredit: Getty The woman, who posted on Reddit asking if she was wrong, started by sharing how her sister was recently diagnosed with brainstem glioma. According to her sister, the doctors informed her the cancer was already untreatable due to the size and location. Although the woman didn't know exactly how much time her sister had left, the cancer was definitely going to shorten her life span. Aside from her medical condition, her sister also has three kids: a six-year-old, two-year-old, and a newborn. Because she's fearful of what might happen to her kids if she passes, she asked her sister to take care of them. The...
    A STUDENT who was told by doctors her bleeding was “hormonal” turned out to have a deadly condition. Jaelle Goddard, 24, was passing blood clots the size of a fist for three months, claiming docs also said she was probably having a miscarriage. 5Jaelle Goddard, 24, was passing blood clots the size of a fist for three months and claims doctors fobbed her off 5Jaelle in hospital having treatment But Jaelle, who was living in Barbados at the time, knew something was wrong. Eventually, she went to A&E because she was so worried and medics took a look at her cervix. Jaelle was told that she had cervical cancer at the age of 23 and it had already spread around her body. The disease is diagnosed 3,200 times a year in the UK, causing 850 deaths. Although it is more common in younger women, there are no more than 60 cases in women under the age of 25, according to Cancer Research UK. Jaelle, who is married, had never even had a smear test - the screening tool used to...
    A BRIT has confessed to smothering his cancer-stricken wife to death before trying to take his own life as he ‘didn’t want to see her suffer', it has been reported.   74-year-old David Hunter allegedly told Cypriot cops he'd covered wife Janice's mouth and nose as she sat in her armchair in their Paphos home after she was diagnosed with incurable leukaemia. 2David Hunter confessed to killing his wife Janice Hunter on December 19 at their home in Paphos 2Cops were alerted by Interpol after David messaged a family member to say Janice was dead David then tried to end his life before being arrested at Paphos General Hospital, according to the Cyprus Mail.  Police confirmed that the former miner from Northumberland had confessed to the killing, claiming it had been his wife’s wishes to pass peacefully after she was told her cancer was terminal, reports say.   Authorities were said to have been alerted by Interpol at around 8pm on Saturday after David had sent a horrifying message to a family member telling them he’d killed 75-year-old Janice in...
    BRYAN ROBSON has revealed he may not be alive if his Thai doctors had not acted so swiftly when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2011. Robson, 64, explained how a doctor immediately identified his tumour and within three days he was undergoing surgery to have it removed. 3Bryan Robson shared his gratitude for the quick response of the Thai doctorsCredit: Getty 3Bryan Robson was joined by Manchester United stars past and present at the premiere for his new filmCredit: AFP The former Manchester United star was shocked by the news but was reassured by the nature of the medical team's response. As reported by MailOnline, Robson said: "The doctor was blunt. There was no pulling punches: 'This looks like a cancerous tumour, Mr Robson. It will have to come out'. "Looking at my throat he was surprised that I'd never smoked and asked if I drank a lot of vodka or whisky. I said I never touch shorts. "After half an hour, I walked back. It was about 600 yards, I was just dazed, then I told...
    A 19-year-old Netflix star who was diagnosed with 'one in a million' stage 3 breast cancer has revealed that she is undergoing a double mastectomy in order to 'get rid of any cancer' left in her body after enduring grueling chemotherapy.  Teenage actress Miranda McKeon, who starred in the streaming site's hit series Anne With an E, shared the latest news about her treatment plan on Instagram on Wednesday, just a few months after she first opened up about her shock diagnosis.  Posting an image of herself posing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco - where she is undergoing surgery today - Miranda, who is a student at the University of Southern California, shared her positive outlook on the procedure, which doctors have said will leave her 'cancer free'.  'Today is the big day!!!' she wrote. 'I’ve arrived in SF to have the surgery that I’ve been anticipating for almost 5 months. News: 19-year-old Anne With an E star Miranda McKeon has revealed she's undergoing a double mastectomy, months after being diagnosed with 'one in a...
    A MAN was diagnosed with skin cancer after his mum spotted a suspect mole during a family Zoom quiz. Kieran Drinkwater, 34, first dismissed his mother's worries as they played a game online during a lockdown in November last year. 2A man was diagnosed with skin cancer after his worried mum spotted a mole on his temple during a family Zoom quizCredit: PA Real Life 2Kieran Drinkwater initially dismissed her concerns - but later decided to visit medicsCredit: PA Real Life But he later decided to visit medics - and was told the lesion had turned cancerous. The civil servant, who lives in Northern Ireland with wife Emma and children Eliza, five, and Ivy, two, says the mole had always been on his temple. However, in February this year, he compared it to an old photo and saw how much it had grown. He then had it removed. Kieran told Belfast Live: “The mole was removed and sent to pathology, then four weeks later the doctor informed me it was cancerous. It was really scary. “Your mind never forgets when...
    TV presenter Trisha Goddard, 63, went through the menopause while being treated for breast cancer. When my doctor said: “You’re perimenopausal,” I replied: “What does that mean?” 6Trisha Goddard, 63, went through the menopause while being treated for breast cancer I was 50, had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and had never even heard the word before.  But when I Googled it, it made so much sense. My periods had always been erratic, but over the previous two years, they’d become further apart and I’d been having mood swings. I had off days, low moods and a feeling of “urgh”. I’d also been forgetful and struggled to concentrate. I’ve worked in television for many years, and I never got nervous, but I’d been experiencing slight anxiety and I didn’t know why. There was nothing I could put my finger on. It was like: “I don’t have anything to feel like this about?” Most read in The US SunNEW FACTS Nancy Grace predicts what Gabby autopsy will reveal once it is finally releasedMOST WANTED Laundrie's parents...
    WHEN Katherine Mills spotted a small lump behind her knee she thought it might have been linked to the serious fatigue she was struggling with at university. After going back and fourth to the doctors over a period of 18 months, Katherine, who works in communications, was diagnosed with incurable cancer. 4Katherine Mills spotted a small lump behind her knee and had been feeling unwell with a whole host of symptomsCredit: Sparkle PR/Katherine Mills 4This is the lump that Katherine found behind her knee which continued to growCredit: Sparkle PR/Katherine Mills 4She was first diagnosed when she was 22-years-oldCredit: Sparkle PR/Katherine Mills Katherine was given just four months to live when she was diagnosed with Metastatic Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma at the age of 22. Katherine, 26, from London, is currently living with incurable cancer and is now trying to support others with their journey. She has been working with Alike, a peer support app for cancer patients and survivors, as she says she wants everyone impacted by cancer to have somewhere safe to discuss their experience. Her own experience started in...
    A lifestyle blogger who thought she was pregnant was shocked to discover she had cancer - and had been living with it for months.  Mia Mackin, 23, considered herself to be “fit and healthy” before her diagnosis of two cancers in the space of six months. 8Mia Mackin before she was told she had two cancersCredit: MDWfeatures / Kalie Reid Photogr 8Mia pictured at the start of her cancer battleCredit: MDWfeatures / Mia Mackin She had lost 2st 12lbs over the course of a year, and was feeling “over the moon” despite not knowing the true cause of her drastic weight loss. It wasn’t until Mia decided to take up a free health check at work, in October 2019, that she admitted she’d been feeling unwell, and that perhaps she had gotten pregnant. Mia, telling her story on YouTube, said: “I had noticed I had lost quite a lot of weight over the course of about a year, I'd lost about 40lbs. That was the main tell-tale signs, the biggest drastic change in my life. “For someone who has had...
    AMERICAN Pickers star Mike Wolfe’s girlfriend Leticia Cline revealed she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She shared the sad news in a blog post on her website. 5Leticia Cline revealed she was diagnosed with cervical cancerCredit: Instagram/Leticia Cline 5She is currently dating American Pickers star Mike WolfeCredit: Coleman-Rayner In the post from December 2016, Leticia explained that she and her family grew up never going to the doctor and instead “had the Amish who would diagnose us and send us home with some herbs and a prescription of rest and relaxation.” When her father tragically died away from a heart attack, she started to see doctors and “became obsessed with my personal health and how to preserve it.” The 42-year-old wrote: “Since then I found out that I have asthma, mitral valve prolapse, sever allergies, got a ton of broken bones casted, my life saved in an ER and diagnosed with cervical cancer. “None of which really altered the way I live other then after each diagnoses I became a calmer person. I know that calm and ‘bad news’ have...
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced Thursday that earlier this year she was diagnosed with Stage 1A breast cancer, and has since undergone treatment that doctors said was successful. In a Medium post, Klobuchar revealed that in February doctors at the Mayo Clinic found calcifications during a routine mammogram. A biopsy at the Piper Breast Center in Minneapolis led to the cancer diagnosis. STANLEY TUCCI OPENS UP ABOUT HIS PAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS: 'I HAD A FEEDING TUBE FOR SIX MONTHS' "After a number of other tests, I returned to Mayo and had a lumpectomy on the right breast which involved the removal of the cancer," Klobuchar said. "In May, I completed a course of radiation treatment, and after additional follow-up visits, it was determined in August that the treatment went well." FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Klobuchar, who had vied for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, advised those who have...
    SENATOR Amy Klobuchar has revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment. The senator updated followers of her recent health update in a blog post on Thursday morning. 1 Klobuchar said that doctors found small white spots during a routine mammogram back in February, which led to her having a biopsy that diagnosed her with Stage 1A breast cancer. The political figure then underwent tests and had a lumpectomy on her right breast to remove the cancer. She then underwent radiation before finding out that the treatment went well in August. "I want to thank the incredible doctors and nurses I had the privilege to work with, my friends and loving family — including my husband John and daughter Abigail — for their support during the surgery and radiation, which also coincided with my dad’s illness and death," she wrote in the post. Most read in NewsJOE SPEAKS Biden to give Covid address after he was heckled in NJ & made tornado 'gaffe'EYE OF THE STORM Hurricane Larry's path moves towards Canada & 'could impact on Saturday''GEM...
    Two decades on from one of the darkest days in American history, an activist has shared her awe-inspiring account of the fight for students poisoned by the toxic air left in wake of the 9/11 tragedy.  Lila Nordstrom, from New York, was a student at Stuyvesant High School when the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, less than a mile away from her high school. She was returned to class weeks later despite the air remaining thick with debris, dust and smoke.   In her remarkable memoir, Some Kids Left Behind: A Survivor's Fight for Health Care, the author shares how the illnesses and deaths of her classmates related to the effects of the 9/11 cleanup inspired her to take action.      By the time Lila attended her twentieth Stuyvesant reunion, five of her classmates had been diagnosed with lymphoma, while a pupil one year younger than her had already passed away.  A new book has detailed the fight for healthcare for students poisoned by toxic air in wake of attack on the World Trade Center. Pictured, the Twin Towers...
    Your Baby Will Be Stepping Out in Style With These Walking Shoes Kayvon Thibodeaux suffers ankle sprain in season opener for Oregon © Joel Ryan/Invision/AP Stanley Tucci said he is currently in remission and it's unlikely the cancer will return. Joel Ryan/Invision/AP Stanley Tucci appeared in an interview with Virgin Atlantic's in-flight magazine, Vera. Tucci, 60, revealed that he was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of his tongue. His first wife, Kate Spath-Tucci, died of breast cancer in April 2009. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Stanley Tucci revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and is currently in remission - more than a decade after his first wife died of breast cancer. The "Hunger Games" actor appeared in an interview with Virgin Atlantic's in-flight magazine, Vera, in which he got candid about his health. He said that he was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of his tongue. "It was too big to operate, so they had to do high-dose radiation and chemo," Tucci, 60, told Vera....
    A woman who was diagnosed with melanoma after 'dreaming' that she needed a skin check-up claims that her boyfriend dumped her when he found out that she had cancer - because it made her 'too much to handle'.      Sarah Southern, 30, says that a 'terrible' dream back in September 2019 told her she had cancer and despite a doctor soon assuring her that her moles didn't look suspicious, the nightmare prompted her to demand that they be tested anyway. One week later, Sarah - from Winston-Salem, North Carolina - was given the 'core shattering' news that she had melanoma - a diagnosis that left her both devastated and terrified, so she turned to her boyfriend of six months for support.  However, far from offering her a shoulder to cry on, Sarah claims that her partner walked out on her - claiming that her diagnosis was too much for him to deal with.     'Crushed' Sarah maintains the breakup was one of the 'worst days of her life' but following three procedures in December 2019, she was given a glimmer of hope...
    A young woman has told how she managed to beat the odds and recover from a rare type of cancer - despite doctors giving her a five per cent survival rate. Zulema Rubio, a recent college graduate and legal assistant from New Jersey in the US, explained how she first experienced some unusual symptoms in April 2020 such as a swollen face - but put it down to too much salt and not enough exercise during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Bu when her lymph nodes felt hard to the touch, Zulema, then aged 23, made a trip to urgent care and was quickly referred to the emergency room at Hackensack University Medical Center. There, doctors discovered a tumour and initially thought that due to her age, Zulema, who is now cancer-free, may have had lymphoma, but in July she was diagnosed with intimal sarcoma - a rare malignant tumour. Zulema, pictured here after recovering from a rare type of cancer, initially thought her facial swelling was due to too much salt and too little exercise. But doctors discovered a tumour Zulema (pictured after treatment) who...
    A 27-year-old mother-of-one who was diagnosed with terminal skin cancer after ignoring a 'suspicious' mole for three years has issued a warning to others to get their skin checked before it is too late.  Kassidy Pierson, from Minnesota, has been candidly documenting her battle against melanoma in a series of viral TikToks, where she tearfully revealed the moment that she learned her cancer was terminal, before sharing an image of the mole on her inner thigh that first sparked her battle with the disease.   'This is what my mole looked like,' Kassidy said in a recent video, revealing a photo of the large, dark mole on the inside of her leg and explaining that she first began noticing 'changes' to it when she was 18.  'It was bigger than a pencil eraser, it itched, it was dry, it bled when it was itchy, it had all the symptoms,' she continued. 'It was discolored, it changed shapes.' Speaking out: A 27-year-old mother-of-one has revealed she was diagnosed with terminal skin cancer after ignoring a 'suspicious' mole for three years, which...
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