A 21-year-old woman is urging people to take health matters seriously after a rash on her legs turns out to be cancer. Rhiannon Douglas first saw red bumps on her legs but thought it was razor burn. But when she started having back pain and her feet began swelling, she knew it was something worse.

However, the rash quickly spread and after being rushed to A&E with back pains, tests revealed she had an 8.5cm mass growing in her chest.

Originally, when her legs were constantly burning and the rashes began spreading, she “panicked and thought it was meningitis and went straight to the doctor.“I could only wear loose fitted clothes and I couldn’t wear shoes, I had to live in flip flops.” she said.

Just after that, tests revealed the young woman had cancer. They say if she didn’t notice the rash, which they called a symptom, it most likely would have gone undetected. “I had never heard or seen of this before,” said Rhiannon Douglas,” “so I was completely shocked when I found out.”

Since her diagnosis in November 2016, Rhiannon’s tumor has begun to shrink and she now has regular scans once a month.She is hoping to be in remission by summer and is sharing her story to raise awareness for the bizarre symptoms cancer can cause.

“I couldn’t believe that the rash on my legs was a rare sign of cancer, I had never heard or seen of this before so I was completely shocked when I found out.“At first I just thought the rash was caused by shaving, it made sense as it was my cousin’s wedding a few days before and because I was wearing a dress I had shaved my legs.“I couldn’t believe that the rash on my legs was a rare sign of cancer, I had never heard or seen of this before so I was completely shocked when I found out.

At first I just thought the rash was caused by shaving, it made sense as it was my cousin’s wedding a few days before and because I was wearing a dress I had shaved my legs.“But when it started to spread I panicked and thought it was meningitis and went straight to the doctor.” said her receptionist.

“But since her diagnosis, her tumor (circled in yellow) has started to shrink on its own – and she believes her vegan diet has helped

‘But I was determined to fight it and there and then I decided to change my lifestyle around, I wanted to do everything I could to get better.”

She credits natural remedies and becoming vegan for her recovery – but still returns to a hospital each month for scans to check her progress.

Source:www.mirror.co.uk