A British woman reportedly made a shocking discovery following a nasty coughing fit. When she brought the odd-looking tissue that came out of her mouth to a doctor, the doctor told her she had hacked up a cancerous tumor.
Claire Osborn, 37, felt a tickle in her throat moments before the mass – which she described as looking “like a strip of liver” – came out, reports The Daily Mail. Once a doctor performed a biopsy on the mass, it was revealed the woman had a metastatic adenocarcinoma in the back of her throat.
Osborn was given only a 50 percent chance of survival after being diagnosed with the aggressive cancer that grew in the back of her throat, saying the cancer had likely spread to other parts of her body. Follow-up scans, however, failed to detect any tumors. Doctors removed some cancerous cells from Osborn’s tongue and her doctor gave her a clean bill of health.
“I was totally flabbergasted,” Osborn told The Daily Mail. “If I hadn’t coughed it up, the tumor would have grown and almost certainly spread to my other organs.”
This could very well be true. If so, it’s not been touted as a “miracle” which is good, but a convenient circumstance. Miracles are normally defined as a situation where a supernatural force has intervened. This woman was just fortunate things worked as they did. Sometimes, odd things happen. Wish getting rid of all cancer was this easy.