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Kimberly L.

My ENT saved my life. My Hero. I woke up one morning with pain unlike any I have ever felt before. A trip to my primary doctor who shrugged it off as just a muscle strain. Two days later a trip to the orthopedic pain so bad I couldn't even get on table for a x-ray sent home with pain meds and no test or diagnoses.

Week later I go in to my ENT doctor for a follow up on tubes in my ear mention to him what I was experiencing he ran a tube down my throat. 48 hours later I'm going in for major lung surgery to have half my right lung removed. Non-small cell lung cancer stage 2. 32 days in the hospital and numerous rounds of radiation and chemotherapy I am proud to say I'm cancer free. Thank you to my doctor for listening when no one else would

First published: November 26, 2018

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