Lymphoma

Doctors treating women unprofessionally? It happens all the time

Doctors treating women unprofessionally? It happens all the time

To the editor: Thirteen years ago, I began to experience symptoms that led me to believe I had lymphoma. I visited several male doctors and they all dismissed my concerns. I was referred to a top ENT and dragged my husband along for support.

(Re “Female patients: It’s not ‘all in your head’ Opinion, July 26)

After explaining my symptoms, I asked if he thought I had lymphoma. He looked at my husband, rolled his eyes and said “you don't have lymphoma, you have allergies and if I treat them, you will be fine.” My husband was shocked that a...

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