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How can a healthy individual fall sick suddenly?


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Published At February 22, 2024
Reviewed AtMarch 4, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old female. I had a friend who was healthy all the time. Recently a few months ago, she had stomach pain, and then follow-ups showed she had stage 4 adenocarcinoma. She passed away. I am traumatized by that incident. How do I believe that a very healthy person suddenly gets diagnosed with such an illness? Ever since I heard of her, I have been worried that some other day, I will get any of those diseases. How do I know I am not having any of those conditions? I am having PCOS, and can this be a predisposing factor?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern. Cancer screening is a very helpful tool to know about any risks. I would suggest you undergo cancer screening if you have any predisposing factor or any family history of cancer. Excess weight, bad dietary habits, a sedentary lifestyle, and comorbid conditions are a few predisposing factors. I hope you find this helpful. Feel free to get back for more queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta
Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta


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