Woman Cancer Free After Coughing Up Tumor - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Here's a great story of a UK woman who is cancer free after reportedly coughing up and spitting out her tumor.
Claire Osborn, a thirty eight year old mother of six and resident of Coventry, coughed up what turned out to be a 2 centimeter cancerous tumor while at home last year. Unaware she even had the disease; doctors informed her it was an aggressive form and give her about a fifty percent chance of survival.
She began saving for her funeral, even though initial tests indicated there was no cancer in her body. An MRI earlier this month supports those tests, with no sign of the tumor re-growing and she is completely cancer free.
Osborn is reported as saying: "If I hadn't coughed it up, the tumor would have grown and almost certainly spread to my other organs." She has enquired with the Guinness Book of World Records about whether or not she is the only person on Earth to cough up a whole tumor.