Patient Stories

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Featuring: Alpa Patel, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2019.

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I was shocked, but when the blood tests came back normal I felt a bit of relief. The doctor didn't want to rush to a decision, so he sent me Etobicoke General for more tests. I had another MRI, a CT scan and also a lung biopsy, and two weeks later they found out I had stage IV Lung Cancer with bone metastasis.

It was worst day of my life. I didn't believe that it happened as I never smoked or had any unhealthy lifestyle habits. I later found out it was due to DNA mutation, and was common in women of my age.

To read Alpa's full story, click here. 
 

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