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British actress dies a day after being diagnosed with cervical cancer

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Published 07/01/2022 15:32

Actress Porsche McGregor Sims - (Credit: Playback/Instagram @porsche_pops)

Actress Porsche McGregor Sims – (Credit: Playback/Instagram @porsche_pops)

Almost a year after the death of 27-year-old model, actress and planner Porsche MacGregor Sims, her family decided to reveal the true causes of her death. On April 14, 2020, the day after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer – or cervical cancer – she died in a hospital in Portsmouth, UK.

According to the family, Borsch began experiencing abdominal pain and bleeding in December 2019. The following month, she reportedly went to a gynecologist to deal with the pain, but the doctors ignored her symptoms.

According to the newspaper New York PostExperts initially considered the actress’ symptoms as psychological problems or a “hormonal disorder”. The actress’s doctor, Peter Schlesinger, claimed at the time that it wouldn’t be necessary to investigate the symptoms in depth because Porsche had stopped taking birth control injections and his body could go into shock from the hormone deficiency. He also said that more extensive screenings would not be of any use at her age.

The actress’s mother, Fiona Hawke, said in a statement that the doctor had not done the simplest thing with her daughter which was to perform an internal examination based on the symptoms she was feeling. “It doesn’t make sense to me,” she said.

In response, Schlesinger explained the reasons why a comprehensive physical examination was not performed to detect any physical abnormalities in the young woman. “A standard cervical screening or scheduling a CT scan would take longer, especially during the holiday season, and comprehensive physical exams are not uncommon these days,” he said.

“If someone was in the room with me, it probably would be [mais]. But we are all here today with the benefit of hindsight.”

In March 2020, at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, Borsch developed symptoms of the disease such as shortness of breath and his family doctor recommended a series of antibiotics for treatment, but as symptoms progressed, doctors were more skeptical about the existence of the diagnosis. Because her respiratory condition was very poor, Borsch was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, UK, where she died on April 14, 2020.

In addition to her mother, Porsche MacGregor Sims is also survived by fiancé Mark Chapel and twin brother Deucalion.

cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer among women worldwide. In 2018, according to Data from the World Health Organization (WHO)About 570,000 women were diagnosed, of whom 311,000 died as a result of the disease.

According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer among Brazilian women. In 2019, there were 6,596 deaths from the disease. Also, according to INCA, cervical cancer is a slow-developing disease, and it may have no symptoms at an early stage. However, in more advanced cases, it can progress to intermittent vaginal bleeding (comes and goes) or after intercourse, abnormal vaginal discharge and abdominal pain associated with urinary or intestinal disease.

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