Fiona thanks best gallstones ever
Bunbury woman Fiona Cavallaro says getting gallstones was one of the best things to ever happened to her.
Without them she would never have known she also had stage two ovarian cancer – nicknamed the silent cancer.
About a year ago, Ms Cavallaro went to the emergency department of the Bunbury Hospital, suffering from pains in her abdomen. After a number of tests she was sent home with a diagnosis of gallstones.
However, the next day, still suffering from pain, she visited her doctor, Dr John Gliddon, who reviewed the scans from the hospital. He noticed lesions on one kidney and suggested she get a CT scan.
Her cancer was discovered during the follow-up visit and within a month she had a full hysterectomy to remove the tumour.
“You could have knocked me over with a feather, ” Ms Cavallaro said.
She is now in remission after four and a half months of chemotherapy, which she described as “revolting”.
She is in good spirits and will support the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at William Barrett and Sons on May 22.
William Barrett and Sons funeral director Adrian Barrett hopes this year’s event will bring the final tally of money raised over the past 21 years to more than $200,000.
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