Frequent time zone changes can be fatal. 49-year-old Australian flight attendant Georgia Smith told about it in an interview to 9News TV channel.
For many years, the woman said she worked as an international flight attendant for a national airline, often flying long distances. Recently, she began to notice a strong cough, shortness of breath and weakness, which is why she turned to specialists.
“I lost weight and began to feel constant fatigue, but I explained to myself that running after the children, going to the gym and high-intensity training,” said Smith, adding that after being examined, it became known that she had a malignant tumor in her left lung.
“It was a real shock. It was the last thing I could think about, ”she shared, noting that the news of a fatal disease broke her at first, but later she was able to pull herself together and start treatment.
According to experts, despite the fourth stage of cancer in Smith, the disease does not spread beyond the lungs, which is why doctors’ predictions are mostly positive.
Experts pay attention to the need for early diagnosis. This is especially important if there are any risk factors such as frequent flights, smoking, exposure to dust or chemicals, or age over 40. Signs such as weight loss, weakness, persistent fatigue, and shortness of breath may indicate the presence of a disease. If you find these symptoms, you should seek help.
In January, a Russian flight attendant spoke out about the unexpected shortcomings of her job. One of these drawbacks, according to the flight attendant, is the influence of working conditions on the appearance: the girl explained that the dry air on board the aircraft during the flight has an extremely negative effect on the condition of nails, skin and hair.