Her Facial Birthmark Was Itchy for a While…Now Look What Happened to Her Face
We all remember that iconic scene from Kindergarten Cop where Arnold Schwarzenegger exclaims, “It’s not a tumor”, to a room full of children. What would you do if it was a tumor?
That very thing happened recently to an expectant mother, Sam Davies. While she wasn’t suffering from a headache as Schwarzenegger was in the movie, she was experiencing a strange reaction from her birthmark. With Sam’s first four pregnancies, her birthmark grew and became itchy. In fact she had begun to use it as a tell-tale sign that she was expecting. She decided to think nothing of it, just a simple physical reaction of her pregnancies on her birthmark. During her fifth pregnancy, which happened to be her first boy, Sam’s birthmark grew out of control.
One day the itchy, inflamed birthmark grew to the point of explosion, splitting her forehead down the middle. As it turns out, Sam’s birthmark was actually the tip of three hemangiomas tumors. While this type of tumor is benign there were cancerous cells hiding underneath. There was nothing that could be done for Sam, other than to keep her comfortable until the baby was born and the cancerous cells could be removed. Sam is now living a healthy, cancer free life with her husband and five children.
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