Monday November 20th 2017

Seeking a Second Opinion

In November 2012, when she was 52 years old, Shannon Semple was diagnosed with a disease she didn’t have. She credits getting a second opinion with saving her life.

Semple, a physician assistant at a regional hospital in New Bern, North Carolina, had developed a persistent fever and high blood pressure. She spent a few days as a patient in the same hospital where she works, but her condition puzzled her doctors. They ultimately diagnosed her with a tick-borne illness. Antibiotics helped at first, but her symptoms returned.
Read more in this feature from Cancer Today. 

 

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