Dana Deighton: Esophageal Cancer Patient and Persistent Activist For Her Own Survival

Dana Deighton: Esophageal Cancer Patient and Persistent Acti...

WCG Institute Podcast: Pioneers of Clinical Research

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Dana Deighton, an esophageal cancer survivor, shares her diagnostic odyssey of false starts and life-threatening detours.Deighton had always been healthy—she didn’t smoke, didn’t drink and exercised every day. Then came a joint pain that wouldn’t go away, visits to numerous doctors, a series of misdiagnoses, invasive tests, and growing symptoms. The correct diagnosis of stage 4 esophageal cancer “was not the diagnosis anyone wants.” But she refus...
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Dana Deighton, an esophageal cancer survivor, shares her diagnostic odyssey of false starts and life-threatening detours.Deighton had always been healthy—she didn’t smoke, didn’t drink and exercised every day. Then came a joint pain that wouldn’t go away, visits to numerous doctors, a series of misdiagnoses, invasive tests, and growing symptoms. The correct diagnosis of stage 4 esophageal cancer “was not the diagnosis anyone wants.” But she refus...
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