The woman’s incurable cancer caused her height to shrink by an inch

A Weston-super-Mare woman whose incurable blood cancer caused her to shrink an inch has joined the race to find others living with undiagnosed myeloma. Sarah O’Fee, from West Wick, had four broken ribs when she was diagnosed with myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that kills 3,000 people in England each year, in February 2010.

He is only 48 years old. Over the years, Sarah’s cancer has returned six times and she is now out of all avenues of treatment. The cancer, which can eat away at bone, also caused two of his spine to collapse, causing him to lose an inch in height as a result.

Sarah has teamed up with the charity Myeloma UK to #FIND 851 patients currently living with undiagnosed myeloma in the UK. As part of her campaign, she’s urging the public to learn about the symptoms, put themselves aside and spread the word about myeloma.

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“It’s so important to get diagnosed as early as possible – I didn’t know I had myeloma for a while because I thought I had a really bad cold,” said the 62-year-old. “I was in so much pain, didn’t realize I had several broken ribs. I just feel really bad.

“You know your body. If something doesn’t go away after a few weeks, you really and really need to go see your GP.

“You don’t want to be there five months later thinking, it’s still not gone. If it’s not myeloma, brilliant. But you won’t know until you’re gone.”

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