A mother, who is about to give birth in the United Kingdom, went for a 12-week scan and found her baby's offspring to be cancerous, according to reports.
23-year-old Grace Baker-Paden took four pregnancy tests. before visiting a doctor who confirms that he is expecting, the Daily Mirror reports.
Grace and father, Joe Cowling, 28, rejoiced and the couple began discussing naming the baby.
According to the mail, she then started vomiting daily and her stomach began to swell. According to her, these were symptoms of her pregnancy.
At 12 weeks, however, she began to notice blood spots before being sent to North Durham University Hospital. The doctors then performed a scan.
After a scan, doctors discovered that it was not a baby, but a cancer mass.
Speaking to The Mirror, she said that in one case she had eagerly expected to expect a child, but now she realized that her health was at risk.
"I just wanted the horrible mass to get out of me immediately," she said.
Doctors have confirmed that this is a molar pregnancy. A non-fertilized egg causes its hormonal levels to rise, which seems to mimic the symptoms of pregnancy.
The cancer mass was removed after tests revealed it was malignant and she had to undergo chemotherapy for six months, the Mirror notes.
In December, doctors cleared her of cancer.
Cowling said he was trying to raise money for the Triple Cancer Trust.
"In early 2018, my partner Grace had said she had gestational trophoblastic disease, a rare cancer," he said. "In the last year, I've seen her demonstrate true strength while receiving chemotherapy rounds to fight the disease. , I'm so proud of her … [Her] treatment was assigned to the Teenage Cancer Unit at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, a ward after receiving much of the funding from the Teenage Cancer Trust, according to the Daily Mail.
According to the clinic's website Mayo, molar pregnancy is “rarely a condition Pregnancy characterized by abnormal growth of trophoblasts, cells that normally develop in the placenta. "He adds that" an initial pregnancy may seem like a normal pregnancy at first, but most molar pregnancies cause specific signs and symptoms. "