Doctors spied a cancerous growth in Nicole Weller’s womb after she complained of swelling under her ribcage but, when she went to the hospital for scans 12 weeks before surgery to remove the tumor, radiologists discovered something jaw-dropping.
Doctors found not a tumor but a baby growing in Mrs. Weller’s womb, reported the Daily Mail Tuesday. The 29-year-old was 7-weeks pregnant and has her child to thank for preserving her life, as the hormones associated with her pregnancy disintegrated the cancerous tumor.
“My baby ended up saving my life. Without him I may not have been here today,” she told the Daily Mail.
The revelation was shocking, especially considering the recruitment specialist was using a contraceptive device when her son was conceived. “It was absolutely unbelievable,” Mrs. Weller said. “I hadn’t planned to get pregnant and I’d had the contraceptive coil fitted,” she said.
“So, getting pregnant was a miracle in itself but, to find that my unborn baby had caused this tumor to disappear was a further miracle. All that was left on the scan was a few blobs of blood floating around. There was no other sign of it.”
Mrs. Weller was crushed by the news in 2009 she had a cancerous tumor growing in her womb.
“My world just fell apart. My daughter was 4 years old, and I was being told that I was facing cancer. It was terrifying to think that I may leave her without a mum,” she said.
In January 2010, however, when she went in for surgery, radiologists gave her the overwhelming news she was in the clear. “I couldn’t take it in. I’d come into hospital for an operation to remove the tumour, yet now I was being told that it had gone,” she said.
Her son, Brandon, born with his right arm stretched out toward the delivery surgeon, arrived safely in September 2010, weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. “He was delivered with his right arm pointing forwards, so, we nicknamed him ‘Superman,’” Mrs. Weller said. “And he really is a Superman, after saving my life.”