September 15th, 2015

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"I Had Cancer – And Medical Fat-Shaming Could Have Killed Me"

When my surgeon told me a diagnosis five years prior could’ve saved my lung, I remember a feeling of complete and utter rage. Because I remembered the five years I spent looking for some kind of reason why I was always coughing, always sick. Most of all, I remembered being consistently told that the reason I was sick was because I was fat.

My doctors treated my fat, rather than investigating the real reason I was sick, and it could’ve killed me.


I Had Cancer – And Medical Fat-Shaming Could Have Killed Me — Everyday Feminism
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Happy Birthday shadowfiction, pdcawley and iamshadow!

Happy Birthday shadowfiction, pdcawley and iamshadow!


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