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Doctors knew how to treat my cancer, but it took years to control my itching
Washington Post

The itching that accompanied the appearance of a splotchy rash along my belt line in 2003 seemed only a minor annoyance at first. My dermatologist was unconcerned. He said the elastic band on my underwear was probably too tight. I sought a second opinion and was told to change my laundry detergent. Those doctors were as clueless as I was.

It turned out I had a little-known form of cancer – which understandably became the focus of treatment.