In the UK, a 73-year-old pensioner found out she had lung cancer after going to a beauty salon. This is reported by the Daily Mail.
Staffordshire resident Joan Martindale noticed that her fingernails on her hands and feet had changed shape, became wide, wavy, and convex. The woman read on the Internet that such a symptom can speak of diseases of the heart or lungs, but did not give it
Subsequently, her changed nails drew the attention of a beauty salon employee, who every month made a British woman manicure and pedicure. She told the visitor to see a doctor urgently.
The woman followed this advice and underwent an examination. Joan had chest X-rays, CT scans, and PET scans. It turned out that the patient had lung cancer.
She underwent a five-hour operation and had her tumor removed. Martindale is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
“A manicure saved my life. I told her that I would be forever grateful for this,” the British woman said.