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Sonia

“It was very hard for me to speak to my children, to say, ‘I have cancer’, because I didn’t know a lot about neuroendocrine cancer.”

Before diagnosis I was very tired – this was the reason why I went to the doctor.

She made a blood test, and an ultrasound, and she saw there was something in my liver.

She told me to go to another doctor, he did an MRI and he saw something in the liver too. Then I got a biopsy, and the doctor say that it is neuroendocrine cancer.

But they didn’t find the primary tumour in my body.

So I hear the word cancer and I think I will die.

I meet a lot of doctors – I think six doctors. It was a long way, but I think not as long as other patients – it took about half a year to my final diagnosis.

“Now I’m very positive, I know about neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), I read a lot, I hear a lot and now it’s ok for me.”

I think my life is the same as before, the condition doesn’t affect my life – I can go to work part time, not full time, I have three children – I can manage.

 

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