Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cervical cancer was dismissed by doctors as 'growing pains'
A 20-year-old woman who for three years complained of stomach pains is now in a fight for her life after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Kirstie Wilson, who lives in the UK, claims that her doctors told her that the stomach cramps were growing pains, and that she had to beg to see a specialist, The Mirror reported.
“I was bleeding in between periods and I was in agony but doctors diagnosed me with thrush and growing pains,” Wilson told the newspaper.
“It took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test,” she said.
“I wish I had been given a smear test when I first visited my doctor as it might have saved my life,” she told the news outlet.