Philecia says that at 29, she was in the best shape of her life and modeling throughout the world when she found a lump in her breast. She says she went to a clinic and was told it was a benign cyst, and when she asked to have a mammogram, she was denied. Eight months later, Philecia says she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes, lungs and sternum.
Philecia joins Dr. Phil on Wednesday’s episode, “Medical Gaslighting: It’s Not All in Your Head,” to share her story as Dr. Phil discusses medical gaslighting, when a doctor dismisses a patient’s health concerns sometimes as nothing more than the product of their imagination. Watch in the video above.
On Wednesday, hear from a woman who says she saw 30 different doctors within five years for migraines before she finally got a diagnosis, and another who says she was told to drink soup and listen to calming music to help symptoms. Plus, hear why a 27-year-old competitive runner needed to use a wheelchair and have open heart surgery. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

WATCH: Competitive Runner To Using A Wheelchair – How Nurse Says She Was A Victim Of Medical Gaslighting

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