“Gaslighting” is a term used to describe being manipulated into feeling like you’re crazy, when you know the truth the whole time. Hypochondriacs are told they’re some version of “nuts” all the time. But so are cancer patients. Especially when symptoms appear unrelated at first sight.
After my own Hodgkin’s Lymphoma symptoms were dismissed one by one in 2016, I realized that the best advocate for your health… is you.
But advocacy is a full-time job. And when you’re fighting cancer, you already have a full-time job: surviving.