When Doctors diagnosed 4 month old baby with Reflux, this Mother’s intuition proves them horribly wrong

Not always can you depend on a doctor to diagnose a rare cancerous disease. Several doctors’ mistake cancer for common problems which is what happened in the case of a single mother from Adamstown heights NSW, whose baby Penelope was diagnosed with reflux by doctors when she actually had cancer. This mother’s intuition diagnosed cancer in her four month old baby.

The baby had developed a rare form of cancerous tumor while still in the womb and was born with a bruised lump on her back.

1 Doctors diagnose reflux, but mum thinks otherwise

Baby Penelope was born with a lump on her back that gradually grew bigger as she aged. Although doctors repeatedly attributed the condition to colic, reflux or constipation, Emily felt otherwise. Her motherly instincts told her that something else was wrong. Her worst fears were confirmed when baby Penelope was ultimately diagnosed with one of the rarest of cancers called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a cancerous tumor that attacks soft tissue.

Said Emily, ‘I remember constantly feeling that something wasn’t quite right, so I decided to have it checked out. ‘But everywhere I went, nobody would listen to me and I kept getting told that she has reflux, colic, constipation.’, It was only when Emily spoke to a local nurse that she found out about her baby’s rare condition. The Nurse had advised her to go to a hospital where the diagnosis was made.

Doctors diagnose reflux

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