It was late December when Susan Baglivio, a 68-year-old outpatient surgery nurse from St. Augustine, felt that she may have a urinary tract infection, or UTI. She had frequent urination and felt like she was sitting on a lump.
“I’d never had a UTI my whole life, and it just seemed like I had one,” she said.
Susan went to see her gynecologist and was given antibiotics. Her problems continued to get worse and the day after Christmas, she couldn’t tolerate the pain any longer. She went to the E.R., where an examination revealed a mass that was diagnosed as bladder cancer.
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