Judy Golz is a retired registered nurse — she’s also a neuroendocrine cancer survivor. Like many nurses who get cancer, their experience in working in the healthcare industry possibly helps get a quicker diagnosis, possibly because they can recognise symptoms and likely differential diagnoses and it possibly helps knowing how the healthcare system works.
But with uncommon and complex diseases, it’s not always that straightforward, even for a nurse or any other healthcare professional. But Judy makes an excellent point about the quantity and quality of medical information now out there, including for Neuroendocrine Cancer and suggested she would be in a better place for self-diagnosis today.
Two things spring to mind about this story. Neuroendocrine Cancer is such a complex disease, it can often be hard for healthcare professionals to diagnose themselves. Secondly, since my diagnosis in 2010, there is no doubt a lot more information out there and I’d like to think I’ve played my part in that.
Watch her video by clicking here.
Great job Judy Golz and SurvivorNet.
Thanks for reading