Another great show by Dr. Oz!
Dr. Oz shared the story of some people facing major health problems without the benefit of having health insurance.
Like millions of Americans, the women featured on Dr. Oz’s show felt powerless to address their health concerns due to not having insurance. Fortunately for them, Dr. Oz organized a free health clinic, held in the Los Angeles Sports Arenea, to provide medical care for them.
One woman, Yvonne, came in to reveal that a tumor on her breast had erupted through her skin from the inside, and she was diagnosed with cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes, but had not yet metastasized. Yvonne said she lost her job about 3 years earlier and soon after that noticed a lump in her breast. She didn’t have it looked at by a doctor because she lost her health insurance when she lost her job.
Since the cancer had not yet spread to other parts of the body, her doctor stated that it was potentially curable. Yvonne is currently undergoing chemotherapy and I hope she is cancer free soon.
Take home message: Whether you have health insurance or not, don’t wait to get any health problem checked out by a doctor. On his website Dr. Oz is providing a link to free health clinics across the United States, and he urges everyone to take advantage of their insurance if they have it, or attend a free health clinic if you do not have health insurance.
When it comes to cancer, catching it early can mean the difference between being cured and being dead. Don’t wait to get that bump, lump, mole or crusty growth checked out!
Do you have a related experience or health situation you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about it, please send me a comment…
Robert J. Stone