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IN People ON 24 Feb, 2016
Cancer is the capital punishment when it comes to diseases. Although, we hear stories of the brave hearts who fought it, survived it, and defeated it, but it gives great grief to know that you have got it.
These 8 people found they had cancer in the weirdest ways.
Andrew Llewellyn, 34, a groom-to-be was diagnosed with the brain tumor after he seemed to be losing his ability to crack jokes. He used to be the center of conversations due to his wisecracks and became concerned when he could no longer do that.
An egg-sized tumor and a cyst pressing against the speech part in his brain was discovered. He then underwent a 4-hour operation and went back to his original funny self.
Eugene Finney was attacked by a shark, and, ironically, this saved his life. He was badly bruised by this shark, and he went to the hospital only to discover something more devastating, a cancerous tumor.
CappnPoopdeck posted a comic on Reddit about his male friend funnily undertaking a pregnancy test, and it turning out to be positive, when the comments warned him about the possibility of testicular cancer. "If this is true, you should check yourself for testicular cancer. Seriously. Google it", was the most popular response. His friend then got diagnosed with a small tumor in his right testicle.
Avery Fitzgerald, was only 2 when his mother, Julie Fitzgerald, noticed that whenever she saw her son in bright light, there was something disturbing about one of his eyes. She realized through this photograph that one of his pupils was completely white. He was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, and 75% of Avery's eye was covered in tumors.
Tarek El Moussa, cohost of HGTV series Flip or Flop, has had thyroid cancer since 2013 and found out about it because of this fan. "This is not a joke. I'm a registered nurse. I've been watching ' Flip or Flop.' I noticed that Tarek has a large nodule on his thyroid, and he needs to have it checked out", Ryan Read sent an email to the production house. She was a viewer of his show, and also a trained nurse.
Mother-of-five Sam Davies had the shock of her life when her birthmark exploded during her pregnancy, revealing three cancerous tumors underneath. Doctors carried out the life-saving surgery but, she resolved to have no more babies, just to let the sleeping lion lie.
Maureen Burns in Rugby, England, knew that she had cancer when her dog, 10-year-old mixed breed collie named Max, started acting weird. He kept sniffing her breath and nudged her breast every once in a while, after which she got her breasts checked. A biopsy confirmed that there was a malignant lump in her right breast. She underwent a surgery to remove it completely by radiation, and was able to discover it because of the excellent sense of smell of her dog.
Madalina Neagu, 42, had taken it to be pregnancy, but when she had labor pains she came to know it was an 11 lb tumor. After emergency tests, Botosani County Hospital in Romania discovered a large tumor inside her uterus. She had a complex surgery for several hours and now is expected to recover.