& # 39; I was told I wouldn't make it & # 39 ;: Woman, 20, is shocked when she discovers that a small rash she found on her body is actually a deadly form of cancer
- Olivia Nikolic didn't think about the result on her body that brought it back to eczma
- The 20-year-old then experienced intense pain from her heart to her shoulder
- Her fiance encouraged her to go to the hospital and she was diagnosed with cancer
- A week later she started treatment and is now recovering from chemotherapy
A woman's life was turned upside down after she discovered that a rash on her hip was actually a deadly form of cancer.
Olivia Nikolic didn't think about the result it had attributed to eczma and had a cold after a dry cough.
On February 13, the 20-year-old from Melbourne then experienced intense pain from her heart on her left shoulder which sometimes prevented her from breathing.
She knew something was wrong and her friend Volkan Gediktas – now her fiancé – forced her to go to the hospital.
As a result of the treatment, she has also lost all her hair, including her eyebrows and eyelashes, and has also become heavier due to the steroids
Mrs. Nikolic underwent a series of radiographs and was shocked when doctors gave her stage 4 diagnosis of lymphoma cancer.
What are the symptoms of lymphoma?
- Unexplained fever
- Swelling of one or more lymph nodes such as in the neck, armpits or in the corners of the legs
- Swollen belly
- Abnormal sweating, especially at night
- Loss of appetite
- Bruising or bleeding easily
- Weight loss
- Skin rash or itching
Source: Cancer Council
& # 39; I am so lucky that he did it, because I was told that if I had left it for another two weeks, I would not have made it, & # 39; she said news.com.au.
She underwent a series of radiographs and was shocked when doctors diagnosed her with stage four lymphoma.
Still in disbelief with her diagnosis, Nikolic started her first six-round chemotherapy a week later to fight the deadly cancer.
Since she started treatment, Nikolic admitted that it had & # 39; much influence on me & # 39; and she said she was & # 39; back & # 39; because she is unable to do the things she has always wanted to do.
& # 39; I just wish I was healthy enough to work and save and do the things I had planned, but now I'm back, & # 39; she said.
As a result of the treatment, she has also lost all her hair, including her eyebrows and eyelashes, and has also become heavier due to the steroids.
She said this was the & # 39; prime in her life & # 39; and it confuses her & # 39; every time she looks in the mirror.
& # 39; I'm so lucky that he did it, as I was told that if I had left it for another two weeks, I wouldn't have made it, & # 39; she said (pictured with fiancé Volkan Gediktas)
Despite the obstacles she has been confronted with since being diagnosed with cancer, Nikolic said she is grateful for the lesson and that cancer has made her more grateful.
& # 39; I am lucky to have cancer that can be cured. I am grateful for this life lesson because it will shape me to become a better person & she said.
& # 39; As long as I live, I will never again take anything for granted.
Mrs. Nikolic is now recovering from cancer and cannot find work and cannot survive the Centrelink payment to cover her hospital bills.
A GoFundMe page was launched by Mrs. Nikolic's girlfriend to help her finance her bills and other needs.
A friend of GoFundMe was launched by Mrs. Nikolic's girlfriend to help her finance her bills and other needs
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