Although most of the viral TikTok challenges are used to recreate dance steps from the most viral songs of the moment, humor, about memes and even to give some beauty and lifestyle advice, there have been cases of people who, due to to sayings trends They have become aware of deadly diseases and have managed to save his life.
One of the cases that joins this peculiar segment of videos that, more than making us laugh, gives us a lesson, was that of this young American, who tried to recreate a viral beauty trick and realized that she had quite advanced and aggressive cancer. , situation for which it became viral in networks.
Helen Bender, 26, originally from Alabama, United States, followed the famous trend of the Chinese technique Gua Shaa famous viral beauty challenge on TikTok that consists of using a jade roller or a spoon to stimulate blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and improve the appearance of the skin. However, upon doing so, she realized that she had stage 4 skin cancer.
Through a video lasting almost a minute, Helen told how she found out about the health problem she was facing and that she was unaware of until before the viral challenge. Through photographs, the girl showed the evolution that she had the tumor that she detected in her neck in the last year. In addition, she informed her followers of her cancer progress and information.
Girl found out she had stage 4 cancer for doing a beauty trend she saw on TikTok. pic.twitter.com/YP6VQh9sdd
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If I hadn’t used ‘Gua Sha’, I probably wouldn’t have gotten it checked, I could have died. When I noticed this lump, she wasn’t sure what she was. I get sick a lot with colds and stuff, so at first I thought it was just a swollen lymph node.
Noticing the small lump on her neck, the young woman confessed that she thought it was a swollen lymph node or a salivary rock, without imagining that it was a tumor that had spread from the original source of the cancer, since that a few years ago, they had removed a malignant mole on his back.
After detecting that strange little ball just under her jaw, Helen did not hesitate to go to the doctor for a check-up, where she was diagnosed with a fairly advanced skin cancer, which was in stage 4. Upon diagnosis, she immediately started medication and treatment to treat it.
During the recording, the girl assured that the medicine is working wonderfully and thanked this viral challenge because if she had not done so, she had not gone to the doctor on time and might never have realized her condition.
In addition, he took advantage of the clip to give his followers some advice, asking them not to stop visiting the doctor at least once a year, as well as check their skin and investigate how they can check their body at home. Helen ended the clip of her sharing a photo of herself smiling at how great she is feeling due to the immunotherapy treatment she is undergoing, to give the video of her a fun twist and make it less serious.