Doctors Initially Thought She Was Pregnant, But It Turned Out To Be Something Much More Deadly
When 22-year-old, Demi Wright, a make-up artist from the UK, first went in to seek medical advice about a pain in the side of her back, doctors told her she was pregnant. They admitted her to the maternity ward, but soon after, doctors realized how deadly wrong they had been. Demi was not pregnant like they thought, but had an aggressive and life-threatening tumor growing inside her. How could trained medical professionals have been so mistaken?
Demi’s body had been producing the same type of hormones from the tumor growth, as her body would have produced during a pregnancy. Naturally, doctors assumed that she was pregnant, after all, she looked to be a perfectly healthy young lady.
It wasn’t until later that doctors were able to correctly diagnose her and what they realized what “she had been suffering from was a terminal form of adenocarcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is the name given to a cancer of the glandular tissue, which can occur in different parts of the body.”
By the time doctors had realized, the cancer, had already spread throughout her body. Her health began to quickly deteriorate and Demi died from the cancer on February 23rd, 2016.
Demi Wright’s father Chris Wright told the Daily Gazette, “When we found out the cancer was terminal, she lifted herself up, she patted the bed and said, ‘Dad, come and sit here’. She gave me a big hug and said: ‘It’s going to be okay’,” he told the Daily Gazette. “The next day, she passed away.”
“Dr Helen Webberley, the dedicated GP for Oxford Online Pharmacy, said: “In this unfortunate case, it occurred in the patient’s endometrial tissue. This type of growth is also known as a molar pregnancy.”
She explained: “Initially, a molar pregnancy acts in the same way as a conventional pregnancy, tests are positive due to the release of the HCG hormone and there is a growth in the uterus. It is only when the patient comes for their 12-week scan that a molar pregnancy is detected.
“The cells need to be removed and most women can expect a full recovery. However, close follow-up is needed because there is a small chance of developing a type of cancer, as appears to be the case with this patient. If a cancer does develop, effective treatment is available and most women can be cured.”
The Wright family has set up a GoFundMe page if you would like to donate or help in any way.
We will be praying for the family.
Article: HuffingtonPost UK