Woman who thought she was pregnant learns she instead had cancer

Henrietta Strickland
September 10, 2019

While Baker-Padden and Cowling still plan to have a baby in the near future, she has reportedly been told to wait a year for her hormones to settle.

"We'd gone from expecting a baby to having the C-word thrown about", Baker-Padden recalled.

A British woman who thought she was pregnant with a baby found out at 12 weeks that the pregnancy was actually a cancerous growth, according to multiple reports.

"It was this sort of a shock. From organizing this remarkable new potential as a spouse and children to quickly no baby and my overall health at threat was very bad", Baker-Padden, 23, told The Mirror.

She said: "I just wanted the disgusting mass out of me immediately".

She chose to die so she could give delivery.

Grace Baker-Padden from County Durham in northeast England told U.K newspaper The Mirror she was taking birth control, so was surprised when she fell pregnant. "Our parents couldn't wait to be first-time grandparents", Baker-Padden said, according to AOL.

The 23-year-old even suggested what she thought was morning sickness after vomiting nearly daily.

In February past year, she was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham for a scan.

She was rushed to the University Hospital of North Durham with Joe where doctors performed a scan. But they knew quickly that it "didn't' seem correct".

He said: "There was no baby shape - it looked like a bunch of grapes". "The midwife said it looked like a 'molar pregnancy, ' and went to find a doctor".

It was confirmed to be a molar pregnancy - gestational trophoblastic disease - which is caused when a non-fertilised egg implants in the uterus. A molar pregnancy is rare, occurring in just 1 in every 1,000 pregnancies.

"The most common style of GTD is a Hydatidiform Mole", they note. "It is not like a mole on your skin".

"A molar pregnancy can have serious complications - including a rare form of cancer - and requires early treatment", the Mayo Clinic says.

The condition can affect one in every 600 to 1000 pregnancies, and one per cent of them are cancerous, Better Health states. Baker-Padden said that she was emotional about her husband tackling the run because, like her husband, she was also very thankful for the care and help they provided to her.

Lucky for Baker-Padden, the growth was removed two days later.

Baker-Padden made a decision to undergo chemotherapy for six months, which left her "weak and exhausted".

But when Baker-Padden started spotting blood, she anxious she was miscarrying and alerted her doctor.

"They were confident I could be treated but it was scary", Baker-Padden said of the tests and process.

"I just wanted the frightful mass out of me immediately".

"The aid was extraordinary. We just preferred to be usual once more and prepared a vacation to rejoice", she suggests.

"We are terrified to check out once again after what took place". And, in September 2018, she was was admitted to the Teenage Cancer Trust for further treatment.

He wrote on his JustGiving fundraising page: "Over the past year I have seen her show real strength as she received rounds of chemotherapy to fight the disease, I am so proud of her".

Outlining that the therapy was administered at the Teenage Cancer ward, Cowling carries on: "The do the job that the nurses and health professionals do on that ward is absolutely nothing considerably less than astounding, every single time I have visited with Grace I have been taken aback by nearly everything they do for the fearless people today they are treating".

Cowling added: "It really puts everything in perspective and I hope to raise as much money as possible to do what little I can to help such a brilliant cause".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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