I've read so many posts from ladies who have been misdiagnosed. For example my Mum - once the GP had found a hiatus hernia, the book was closed and all other symptoms ignored. She was ignored and misdiagnosed for a year until she was told it was aggressive 3c/4. What was your experience?
What I am confused about is why a CA125 test is not done routinely if digestive issues etc arise (especially for older ladies like my Mum)? Instead they wait until a lump is palpable or symptoms get so bad that it's impossible to ignore.
I know there is a lot of ignorance about OC generally. If I had known that collectively, her symptoms were indicative of OC, then we would have caught this earlier. But it seems that the doctors themselves are either unaware or need to keep costs down for tests etc. Surely a blood test isn't too expensive and will save money in the long run if they catch this earlier?
Sorry if I sound bitter, but it's just sad to know that more women will go undiagnosed and ignored and have to go through such a battle. I wish OC had as much star power as breast cancer!
Thanks in advance - you ladies are true warriors