My family’s gynecologist saved my mother’s life twice. When I was 5 years old, he discovered her ovarian cancer in time to treat it. My younger sister and I didn’t know what was going on. The treatment took a long time but, thankfully, she recovered, we grew up, and I didn’t really give it much thought. Youth and a protective family environment has its advantages.
I don’t think I even realized she’d had cancer until sometime in high school when I revisited old family photos and, seeing my mother hairless from chemo, put two and two together. While I was away at college, she made it through breast cancer too.
Fortunately, her breast cancer treatment went more smoothly than did her previous treatments. I’m sure she’d disagree if you asked her about it during one of her many hot flashes, which she’s not allowed to treat with conventional methods due to risk of recurrence—but our doctor caught it early enough that she didn’t need chemo, and again, thankfully, she’s been fine since.
I’m grateful every day to my family OBGYN for my mother’s health (I’ll even overlook the scar next to my right eye that I incurred somehow while he was delivering me). I’m also concerned, because I know many people who, whether from fear, denying the need to, or because they have inadequate insurance just don’t get themselves checked. Your doctor can only save you if you give him/her the chance to do so.
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