Mother shows a simple warning signal that everyone should look for rare stage 4 cancer
Michel Harper accepted that she was “very happy” when her first pregnancy started with only two weeks of illness in the morning.
At the age of six months, a 32-year-old woman from Tauranga, New Zealand, felt a cough that could not be resolved, but the doctor was convinced that he had bronchitis.
Although she had to cough, Michelle, a young teacher, worked up to 37 weeks and gained 7 kg in 9 months instead of the average weight gain of 11.5 kg to 16 kg during pregnancy.
Most people overcome severe cases of bronchitis after 2-3 weeks, but it took more than 5 months for the doctor to reveal everything to them.
Then she finds a knot in the neck.
Six weeks later, on October 25, she joined the world and Michelle was diagnosed with stage 4b Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
A type of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system and is considered one of the rare forms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Symptoms include unexplained weight loss, fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarms, diameters and normal fatigue.
Michelle started chemotherapy on November 18th. She expects cancer drugs to be used over the next 6 to 8 months to relieve the disease.
If she needs additional treatment, there will be a radiation alternative in the future.
However, at present, new mothers are simultaneously trying to fight cancer while taking care of the newborn.
Her spouse Sam told FEMAIL that she was “unbelievable” when she first heard the news.
While Michelle’s older sister could not work, she set up a “Give A Little” page and so far has raised $ 2,705.
The family believes that this reduces their financial burden as a new parent and soon as a cancer survivor.