GREENVILLE, Wisconsin (WBAY)-A Greenville woman is sharing a very personal story about her fight with cancer, hoping to save the lives of other women.
Her message is key-if it feels wrong, go to the doctor.
by the time she Indeed, her tumor is the size of a small football.
“I always have… things happen for a reason. I don’t know why this happened to me, but I haven’t considered it seriously. Just… let’s fix it and figure it out,” Kelli Gobin Say.
Even in the most difficult times, this young and healthy woman exudes a positive atmosphere.
That will be in Kelli’s life log in the summer of 2018.
“My weight started to gain, my ankles were swollen, my hands were swollen. I only knew something was wrong,” Kelly said. “Before I realized it, I felt a lump in my stomach, and I could feel it growing every day.”
She knows she needs to check, but wants her child to go to school and, like many mothers, is always looking for other things to do.
When she finally went to see the doctor, she thought of nothing, even after the ultrasound showed a lump on her ovary.
Indexes such as blood tests were normal.
“When I was pregnant with my youngest son, I had a cyst on my ovary. Cysts are familial, but they have never become cancerous, so I don’t think they will,” Kelli said. “(I) scheduled an operation and woke up from the operation, he told me I had cancer.”
The news shocked her, her family, and even her doctor.
“People tend to have symptoms in the early stages. The problem is that they are often confused with other things, and most of the time they will It’s something else,” explained Dr. Peter Johnson, a gynecological oncologist. Aurora BayCare Gynecological Oncology.
Dr. Johnson said although Ovarian cancer It is rarer than endometrial cancer or even breast cancer, and it is more deadly because it is not screened like many other cancers.
As in the case of Kelly, the doctor would not look for it until symptoms appeared.
“It’s not in my genes. It’s just, we call it a fluke,” Kelly said.
She was diagnosed with stage 1C3 cancer called clear cell carcinoma of the ovary.
“That’s why it grows so fast. This is a cancer that is constantly mutating and mutating,” Kelly explained.
But after surgery and six rounds of chemotherapy, she received good news.
“I have been relieved for two years and four months,” she said proudly.
September is ovarian cancer awareness month, but the content on the calendar is not important. Her message is eternal. Kelli hopes that everyone knows these signs, knows not to wait, and it is equally important to maintain a positive attitude.
“I go for a checkup every three months, and it feels like I’m going in for my cancer treatment, and it feels really good to get out of there,” Kelly said.
here has Major symptoms focus on:
- Frequency or changes in urination
- Changes in bowel habits
- stomach ache
- I feel full even if I don’t eat a lot.
If these conditions persist for three weeks or more, Dr. Johnson says it’s time to call your provider.
“If you have symptoms, please go in for an examination. Don’t wait. Don’t delay. If we find it early, the world will be very different,” Dr. Johnson said.
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