Tired of waiting, this woman took action and found her cancer diagnosis on her own – GLOBAL

November 17, 2023

This year, according to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 730 women in Quebec will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Maureen Dore-Parent is one of them.

The nurse, 57, had an inkling something was wrong this summer in late August when she started spotting.

But after an initial appointment, where the doctor felt a mass in her abdomen, Dore-Parent said she had to fight to receive a diagnosis and treatment.

“I was able to see a doctor within three days. That’s good,” she said. “And then I got my ultrasound three days after that. That’s good. And then I waited. And waited. And waited.”

Like many Quebecers, Dore-Parent doesn’t have a GP.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/10096365/woman-ovarian-cancer-diagnosis/

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