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Non-smoking Brisbane mum warns over lung cancer symptom she ignored

After she was giving a presentation at work and struggling to speak because of shortness of breath, Mrs Bladwell thought enough was enough.

She took herself to the hospital.

Her GP probably said it was nothing to worry about, but sent her off for tests.

She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in both her lungs, spine , and brain after a CT scan, a biopsy and a conversation with a number of specialists.

Mrs. Bladwell had persuaded herself, right up until the discovery, that it was probably just the infant, or perhaps a blood clot.

“She told Kidspot,” “It was very surreal, and all a bit of a blur.

Mrs. Bladwell, now 38, shares her experience in order to prevent others from making the same mistakes.

She blamed the planned baby on her shortness of breath, and also believed that elderly people who had spent their lives smoking were lung cancer patients.

In her life, Mrs Bladwell never smoked a cigarette. — when she describes her condition to others, it’s an assumption she needs to justify.

“People assume if you’ve got lung cancer, you smoke, so it’s your fault. I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life,” she said.

‘The truth is anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. No-one deserves to have lung cancer, it’s horrible.”

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