Cancerous Tumor Mistaken by Doctors as Pregnancy Cost a Woman Her Life

By Kanika Gupta - 16 Mar '16 10:53AM

The first time Demi Wright complained in her was in November 2015. When she went for a checkup, a blood test report revealed high amount of HCG, a hormone released in pregnancy, according to Metro UK.

However, during the ultrasound, the doctors could not find a baby and a laparoscopic surgery showed that Wright has a cancerous tumor on her liver. But by that time, the disease had already spread through her body. Her family added that as a child, she had a nonthreatening tumor that required to be checked regularly long until her teens.

The Huffington Post UK reported that Wright was later diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a terminal cancer.

"I absolutely broke down and she patted the bed and told me to sit by her and she gave me a big hug and said, 'It's going to be okay,'" her father, Chris Wright, said. "She was a real trooper."

"'It was never going to be treatable as they couldn't find the primary source and it had taken over her body," he said. Despite the shocking news, she never lost her bubbly spirit, said Demi's father. On Feb. 23, she died peacefully in her sleep.

"It needs to be stressed how much courage she had," her boyfriend, Mitch Gregory, told the Daily-Gazette. "She's our inspiration now."

After Demi Wright's death, her family decided to raise money for cancer research in UK. The page raised more than $3,700, exceeding its $2,220 goal.

Helen Webberley, the dedicated GP for Oxford Online Pharmacy, told the Huffington Post that pregnancy test comes positive in this case due to increased secretion of hormone that normally happens during pregnancy. "It is only when the patient comes for their 12-week scan that a molar pregnancy is detected," Webberley said.

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