Chelsey La frentz Wiki – Chelsey La frentz Biography
A doctor dismissed Chelsey La Frentz worrying cancer symptom, who inexplicably thought her yellow jaundice eyes looked off-white simply because she was wearing a bright Ikea uniform.
She went to a local GP in Adelaide after noticing her eyes looked different and suffering from itching and feeling sick after eating.
The doctor ordered further testing to be safe but assured Ms La Frentz her ailments were most likely innocuous.
She is 25 years old.
Chelsey La frentz Diagnostic Cancer
Months later, her cancer has become terminal, and the positive young Australian is hoping a ‘miracle’ will save her life.
‘She didn’t think they were yellow, because I was wearing my uniform. She thought it was just my uniform,’ she told 9News about her initial appointment at the doctor.
‘She said ”this is not going to be cancer – at your age, it just doesn’t add up”.’
While still undergoing tests, Miss La Frentz fell so ill she went to the emergency department after her whole body turned yellow and broke out in rashes.
Doctors performed an MRI scan and gave her the devastating news that the then-24-year-old had bile cancer, liver cancer.
Ms La Frentz underwent surgery and chemotherapy, which initially worked, but cancer has since returned.
The illness is now terminal, and the retail worker is continuing chemotherapy to try and prolong her life, hoping she may still beat the disease.
The 25-year-old is now urging people to see their doctors if they have any concerning symptoms as part of a cancer awareness campaign.
Cancer charities have been appealing for people to continue regular screenings and get check-ups amid fears Aussies are putting off going to the doctor because of the pandemic.
Cancer symptoms could include unexplained weight loss, fatigue, tiredness, unexplained aches or pains, fever, or an unusual lump or swelling.
Bile cancer is one of the rarest cancers and one of the most deadly.
The chance of surviving for five years is 20 per cent, according to Cancer Australia, and about 2,300 people die from the disease each year.
Symptoms can include jaundice, dark urine and pale stools, upper abdominal pain, persistent nausea, and weight loss.