Cancer symptoms: “I thought it was the menopause but my symptoms were actually a rare cancer”
McCluskey underwent a hysterectomy, which involved sucking fluid out of her abdominal cavity. “They then told me they had drained five liters and that I had lost two stones in the process. No wonder my stomach is so bloated,” she wrote.
Her appendix, where the cancer started, was removed, along with her right ovary, because it had a large cyst growing on it.
Six months later, in April, she returned to the hospital for a major nine-hour surgery to remove her spleen, gallbladder, navel and other ovaries. “They also scraped my liver to remove rogue cells and filled my abdominal cavity with hot chemotherapy fluid to get rid of any remaining cancer cells,” she explains.
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