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Young woman thought she had shaving rash, but it turned out to be cancer (Photos)

Rhiannon thought she had a shaving rash on her legs but it was actually cancer

A young woman was left devastated when she was discovered what she thought had been a shaving rash was actually cancer.

Rhiannon Douglas, 21, noticed the red rash on her legs but assumed it was down to shaving.

However, the rash quickly spread and after being rushed to A&E with back pains, tests revealed she had an 8.5cm mass growing in her chest.

Rhiannon’s worst fears were confirmed when she was diagnosed with nodular sclerosis lymphoma – a rare type of Hodgkin lymphoma that develops in the lymphatic system.

Doctors told Rhiannon that her rash was a rare symptom of her type of cancer – and if it had not come up, it is unlikely the cancer would have been diagnosed in time to be treated.

The rash on Rhiannon's leg

Since her diagnosis in November 2016, Rhiannon’s tumour has begun to shrink and she now has regular scans once a month.

Rhiannon's foot swollen

She is hoping to be in remission by summer and is sharing her story to raise awareness for the bizarre symptoms cancer can cause.

 

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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