Woman Dies After Doctor Mistakes A 5-Inch Tumor In Her Body For A Fetus

Mohit Priyadarshi - Author
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Dec. 21 2017, Updated 2:52 p.m. ET

In a shocking case, a British woman died after her doctor initially mistook a nearly 5-inch tumor in her body as proof that she was pregnant, according to USA Today.

Demi Wright, a 22-year-old woman, was admitted to a maternity ward after she complained of pain in her side last November. The reason for this catastrophic mistake, Gazette-News reports, was her doctor’s misdirected belief that Wright’s body showed the presence of hormones similar to those found in the bodies of pregnant women.

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It was only later that doctors realized that the hormones found in the young woman’s body were actually being emitted by a 12cm (5-inch) tumor. Although Wright was later shifted from the maternity ward and diagnosed with terminal adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer, her health deteriorated too quickly in the days to follow.

The young woman succumbed to cancer three weeks later, leaving her family and friends completely devastated.

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