Girl, 39, reveals she had an entire hysterectomy to avoid wasting her life after medical doctors mistakenly took her womb most cancers for gluten intolerance and advisable she ‘eat yoghurt’
- Dafina Malovska, 39, noticed GP 4 instances in 4 months resulting from bloating in 2014
- Signs had been dismissed as gluten intolerance and she or he was advised to eat yoghurt
- Ultimately noticed personal a gynaecologist who discovered half-kilo lump on her uterus
- Underwent full hysterectomy with the intention to save her life following analysis
A girl has revealed how she was compelled to endure a complete hysterectomy after medical doctors mistook her womb most cancers for gluten intolerance.
Dafina Malovska, 39, who lives in Surrey, visited her GP 4 instances in 4 months after she observed bloating in 2014.
With out analyzing her stomach, Dafina was despatched to a gastroenterologist to have her abdomen checked, who discovered no issues and advised her to ‘eat probiotic yoghurt’.
Nevertheless by the point medical doctors had discovered her stage two most cancers, it had already unfold to her ovaries and she or he was compelled to endure a complete hysterectomy with the intention to save her life.
Dafina Malovska, 39, who lives in Surrey, (pictured) was compelled to endure a complete hysterectomy when medical doctors mistook her womb most cancers for gluten intolerance
She is now campaigning for annual feminine well being examine ups to catch signs early so different girls don’t undergo the identical ordeal as she did.
She advised the Mirror: ‘I used to be so scared I used to be going to die that I didn’t actually have time to consider the kids I’d by no means have. It was later, whereas I used to be recovering, that it hit me.’
After noticing bleeding between her durations, Dafina booked in to see a non-public gynaecologist whereas in Macedonia for her sister’s birthday.
She had a transvaginal ultrasound, the place the gynaecologist found she had a half-kilo tumour on her uterus, which she had eliminated 4 days later.
She is now campaigning for annual feminine well being examine ups to catch signs early so different girls don’t undergo the identical ordeal as she did
However after discovering the stage two most cancers had unfold to her ovaries, Dafina was compelled to have a whole hysterectomy.
Dafina mentioned together with her surgeon the choice of freezing her eggs, however her uncommon type of Leiomyosarcoma most cancers meant the cancerous cells may have oestrogen to develop and this was not an choice.
WHAT IS LEIOMYOSARCOMA?
Leiomyosarcomas are cancers that develop in a kind of muscle tissue referred to as clean muscle.
These muscle tissue are discovered within the partitions of muscular organs like the guts and the abdomen.
They’re uncommon and normally solely have an effect on folks over the age of fifty, however they will begin wherever within the physique.
They mostly begin within the partitions of the womb, the limbs and the digestive system.
Individuals with early leiomyosarcoma typically haven’t any signs till the later phases of most cancers.
Late-stage signs embrace embrace a lump or swelling, belly bloating, swelling or ache and a change in menstruation.
‘I cried rather a lot’, she stated, ‘I used to be additionally scared no man would ever need to be with me’.
Nevertheless Dafina has since met boyfriend Ashton and after six months collectively the pair are engaged.
A complete hysterectomy that removes ovaries means girls will expertise the menopause instantly after the operation, no matter age.
Dafina opened up in regards to the struggles she’s confronted with early menopause, battling scorching flushes, night time sweats, temper swings and decrease bone density.
In a weblog for the Lady Garden Foundation, she wrote: ‘Since that day I’m not in a position to have my very own youngsters and after the operation I used to be put into instant surgical menopause.
‘It’s been 4 years since then and daily I’ve to cope with the results of early menopause, resembling: scorching flushes, night time sweats, temper swings, vaginal dryness and osteopenia (decrease bone density).
‘I’m solely 39!’
Nevertheless Dafina is grateful to be alive, and urged girls and ladies within the UK to have common examine ups to forestall late detection.
She wrote: ‘However I’m pleased that I’m nonetheless alive and I can share my story with you.
‘What occurred to me I wouldn’t need to occur to anybody else and particularly as this may be prevented merely if detected earlier.
‘Sadly, increasingly more typically we hear that ladies and ladies within the UK are identified too late with some sort of Gynaecological most cancers.’
Dafina has now launched an online petition, backed by MPs, calling for annual gynaecological checks.