Woman Gives Birth To A Giant Tumor On The Toilet After Her ‘Baby’ Turns Out To Be Cancer
Do not read this while eating. You will barf.
Another reason to feel good about being celibate and childless. No chance of this happening.
A MUM-of-two was forced to give birth to a huge tumour on the toilet after her “baby” was diagnosed as cancer.
Lauren Knowles was over the moon when her pregnancy test read positive.
But when the then 27-year-old noticed heavy spotting at seven-and-a-half weeks, doctors sent her for a scan.
The mum from Aberdeen, was heartbroken to discover the baby she thought she was carrying was actually a tumour growing in her womb.
She was diagnosed with a molar pregnancy, a cluster of cells known as gestational trophoblastic disease.
And tests revealed Lauren’s mass was cancerous.
Despite surgeons removing most of the tumour, and undergoing gruelling chemo and hair loss, Lauren’s tumour returned and continued to growing at an alarming rate.
Lauren started chemo straight away, in a bid to keep her disease at bay.
But five months later, while she was in hospital and suffering agonising stomach cramps, she got the urge to push.
Moments later she gave birth to her tumour, which was the size of a large pear.
Lauren, who now lives in Perth, Australia, said: “The tumour grew in my womb the same way a baby would, the same hormones were produced and my pregnancy tests always came back positive.
“There was no way I thought it was cancer, but after I started bleeding, I had further tests when I was seven weeks pregnant.”
“I lost all my hair and five months after starting treatment, I gave birth to the mass in the toilet,” Lauren recalled.