Joan Martindale has her fingernails manicured. Then the nail designer utters a bad guess. A doctor confirms the diagnosis: It's cancer.
- Joan Martindale has her fingernails manicured.
- A nail designer noticed changes in the client's fingernails.
- A doctor confirms the worrying assumption: cancer.
Tutbury - A British woman just wanted her fingernails to be manicured. In the end, she received the life-saving diagnosis: cancer . Here's what Joan Martindale says about her fateful manicure appointment. A nail designer noticed worrying changes on the fingernails of the 73-year-old woman from Tutbury, England - and sounded the alarm. Martindale then went to a doctor. That confirmed the assumption: lung cancer!
Cancer risk: doctor prescribes tablets against water retention
Even before the manicure appointment, the woman noticed some changes in her fingernails and toenails. They seemed wider and deformed to her. The woman then researched the Internet. She wanted to know what the bulbous curve of her nails could mean.
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The result of her internet research: One cause of the change in her nails could be a disease of the lungs . But she wasn't really worried, the woman reveals to Kennendy News. Later, her ankles and feet were badly swollen, after which Martindale asked a doctor for advice. "They told me I had water retention and gave me pills, but did nothing else," said the woman.
Nail designer expresses suspicion of cancer
Some time later, the pensioner had her fingernails manicured. At the monthly appointment, the nail care worker Linda Bartram again made the woman aware of the strong curvature of her nails. “I told her about the swelling on my ankles. Then she said she didn't want to worry me, but that she believed something was wrong with my nails and that I should urgently show her to a doctor, "Martindale told Kennedy News.
At first the grandmother of two hesitated. Because of the Corona crisis, the woman from England did not want to visit a doctor's practice. But the nail care professional was able to change her mind.
Cancer: computed tomography confirms dire fears
The family doctor referred Martindale to a hospital for further examinations. There doctors examined their lungs with a computer tomography - with the result: cancer! The tumor was found in the right lung. The patient was lucky in misfortune. Because: The cancer had not yet spread, reports Kennedy News. Doctors had removed the 5 millimeter lung tumor during five hours of surgery .
The chemotherapy has not yet been completed. But Martindale remains optimistic: "I keep my positive attitude and always say to myself: 'I have to go through this now so that I can experience my grandchildren growing up'". Martindale is infinitely grateful to her nail care professional: "I told her that when we got through this Covid thing, I would give her a lavish dinner".
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