Betty Jane introduces herself and describes her vulvar cancer symptoms. For more information on Vulvar Cancer vulvar-cancer.
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Betty Jane Shares Her Vulvar Cancer Symptoms I’m Betty Jane, I’m 88 years old and I had cancer of the vulva and I went to the Mayo Clinic for help. The symptoms that I experienced that made me realize that there was something wrong was every time I urinated it would burn and I knew that this was not right. In 14 months going to this other physician, they assured me that I was fine that it was okay, everything was going to be okay and I just took their word for it and finally I decided this was not the right way to go. So then I did make a -- call up, I came home, call up Mayo got an appointment the next day and was down there. When I went to Mayo for help they diagnosed me with the doctors, Dr. Magtibay and the specialist who I saw before I saw him, he’s a surgeon but the specialist before Dr. Magtibay diagnosed the cancer and I had no idea. Well I should say I had a fear that it was cancer and they assured me that everything would be okay.

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