'I Thought I Had The Flu!' Man Misread His Symptoms Only To Later Learn He Had Lung Cancer
Many medical experts have warned us to stop self-diagnosing as it's very easy for us to mix up our symptoms. Usually, when a condition, no matter how mild, begins to drag on for too long, it's important to see a doctor to be sure there's nothing more serious going on.
57-year-old Tony Walsh had a persistent cough for weeks. He assumed he was just battling the flu and continued to take appropriate action in the hope that the symptoms would disappear.