She Would Not Go to the Doctor.
At the age of 56 my Mum told my sister that she had found a lump. My sister, a nurse, looked at the lump, then she asked our Mum how long it had been there. My Mum was frightened, it had been there for almost a year. It had grown angry.
As you would expect she had an operation, chemo and radiotherapy, but sadly lost the fight for life just after her 57th birthday.
Within a year, she had died.
Why did she not go to the doctor when the lump appeared? I never found out. Was she scared? Embarrased? I will never know.
If you find a lump, please go to see your doctor. In the majority of cases, it is not cancer, but if it is, the earlier you are seen the better.