Body And Health Changes You Should Never Ignore

We all lead busy lives, and sometimes changes in our health and body are often overlooked and ignored. Which of these body and health changes do you experience, but have just ignored or overlooked?

We all lead busy lives, and sometimes changes in our health and body are often overlooked and ignored. Which of these body and health changes do you experience, but have just ignored or overlooked?

Now this gets personal. Just before Thanksgiving, my healthy, active 21-year old daughter developed a swollen neck and was treated for a potential allergy. Swelling went down, but returned Thanksgiving weekend. After a reluctant trip to the local emergency room (against her wishes, but not mine) and a few routine tests, she was rushed down to a downtown Toronto hospital. To make a long story short, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has already started chemotherapy at Princess Margaret Cancer Treatment. She had no other signs of anything wrong with her. Do you find this entire thing rather unbelievable?

I have chosen to share this, not because I want sympathy -- that is so not me. I have chosen to share this, so that you here on this site are aware that cancer can strike any time and anyone. Sometimes the signs are subtle, sometimes the signs are not even there. If you see anything out of the ordinary, even say a cough that won't go away or an unusual swelling, please go to your doctor or hospital. We are thankful that her neck swelled up like it did (happened because the 8 cm tumor was constricting on the artery that goes to her heart causing the swelling) and that it was taken seriously by the local hospital. And for all you parents out there, never just ignore your child's complaints. It could be something serious. Do you feel as busy people in general, we do often ignore little changes to our health and body?

11/08/2015 Health & Fitness 1606 45 By: Harriet56

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