Most of us like to think we're in tune with our bodies. But how many times have you felt a strange bump, an odd headache, or a weird muscle strain and just thought "if it gets worse I'll go see a doctor" but never have?
It's often a fear of what COULD be wrong that stops us from seeking attention. Well, that and expensive health care.
But it's time we all start caring for ourselves even more and not ignoring those signs. Just ask then-15-year-old Caly Bevier, who ignored a symptom that ended up being ovarian cancer.
Bevier had come back from a vacation with her family when her mom noticed something was up. Caly was bloated, vomiting, and all around lethargic. Immediately, the doctor thought she was pregnant.
“She said the only other thing it could be is a tumor on your ovaries, and I said, ‘That’s what it has to be then,’” Bevier said.
It turns out Caly Bevier had a 5lb tumor on her ovary and was suffering from a rare form of stage 3 ovarian cancer.