Majka dvoje djece mislila je da je trudna, no zapravo je imala rijedak oblik raka
Voditeljica vijesti Michelle Velez na svojem Instagramu podijelila je kako boluje od rijetkog oblika raka. Reporterka KSNV News-a napisala je u svojoj objavi veoma emotivnu poruku o tome zašto je izbivala s posla. "Dijagnosticiran mi je rijedak oblik raka koji je bio uzrokovan abnormalnom trudnoćom", rekla je, "izuzetno je kompliciran pa ću pokušati objasniti ga što jednostavnije."
I’m not exactly sure how to do this so I’m just going to give it to you straight. As many of you know I have been having some health issues the past few months. Honestly, we didn’t exactly know what was wrong until now. Last week, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that was caused by an abnormal pregnancy. It’s extremely complicated so I’ll try to make it as easy to understand as possible. Before I do - I want you to know that my kind of cancer is treatable. We have every reason to believe I will recover free and clear - Just getting to that point is going to be tough. What I had was called a molar pregnancy. It’s a pregnancy that is not viable - meaning a fetus never formed -but instead of miscarrying, the pregnancy continued to grow and produced invasive placental tissue. Since the placenta is still there, the body mimics a pregnancy and spikes the pregnancy hormone (HCG) to astronomical levels. Essentially it was as if I was pregnant with 5 babies at once. It made me extremely sick and caused excessive bleeding. Normally this can be treated with a surgical procedure to clear the tissue and then we just monitor the HCG levels until they reach zero. However.. In some very rare cases that tissue can turn into cancer.. and spread to other organs in the body. That is what happened to me. No good reason, just unfortunate dumb luck. . . Again, The great news is this type of cancer is treatable and my doctors have every reason to believe I will be free and clear at the end of this. The bad news is I have to go through aggressive chemo to kill it. Yes I will probably lose my hair and experience other side effects of chemo. I have already made it through my first two treatments this week. Total number of rounds all depends on how long it takes the HCG levels to get to zero. . . I can’t really put into words what it is like to find out you have cancer.. devastating.. shocking and terrifying for starters - but there’s so much more to this I never understood. I plan to be as open and transparent about this journey as I can - because it’s the only way I know how to be. (Continued in comments)
Velez je navela kako je imala molarnu trudnoću. "To je trudnoća koja nije održiva - što znači da plod nikada nije bio formiran - nego umjesto pobačaja, nastavila se 'trudnoća' i stvorilo se invazivno tkivo", rekla je. "Tijelo je nastavilo proizvoditi HCG hormone kao da sam trudna s 5 bebi odjednom", navela je Velez.
"U normalnim okolnostima to se može riješiti operacijom. U nekim, vrlo rijetkim, slučajevima to se tkivo može pretvoriti u rak i može se proširiti na druge organe u tijelu. To se dogodilo meni. Bez posebnog razloga, samo zbog glupe sreće", zaključila je.
U nastavku je iznijela kako je navedeni oblik raka lječiv i šanse za ozdravljenje su veoma velike. Unatoč tome, mora proći kroz kemoterapije, koje će biti teške te navodi kako će "vjerojatno izgubiti kosu i iskusiti druge nuspojave - ali sve je to privremeno."
I’ve made it through my first round of chemo.. so that’s three days of treatments so far.. and I still get nervous every time I walk in. Cried on the first day.. naturally. The chemo makes me really cold.. and they put Benadryl in the IV so it knocks me out too. I hate that feeling. Every day I go in for treatment.. I have this inner battle with myself. On one hand I hate knowing all this harsh stuff is going inside me.. taking a toll on my body - but on the other hand - it’s also the only thing saving my life. A real mind mess if you ask me. Now we get to wait and see what the side effects are like. How will I feel? Will it take all my hair? Will I still have eyelashes or brows at least? Please God leave me my brows.. I have a thing about brows. If you know me.. you know that 😟 Not most important but still on my mind. Also.. I really miss my kids. We’re not sure when they’re coming back yet - all depends on whether I can get stable enough to have them here. I’m praying this is the last week for that. Praying for a lot right now. Your prayers are helping too so thank you from the bottom of my ♥️ Tonight.. I will get my second warrior hug from my mamma to celebrate #round1down 💪🏼 #molarpregnancy #GTD #choriocarcinoma #cancerdiagnosis #chemo #chemosucks #cancersucks #gestationaltrophoblasticdisease #pregnancycancer #placentacancer
Što je molarna trudnoća
Prema Nacionalnom institutu za rak (NCI), moralna trudnoća tehnički je poznata kao gestacijska trofoblastična bolest - što je opći pojam za rijetke tumore koji nastaju iz tkiva koje okružuje oplođeno jaje, prenosi Health.
Iako je gestacijska trofoblastična bolest općenito rijetka, Nacionalni institut za rak kaže da postoje simptomi na koje treba paziti, uključujući abnormalno vaginalno krvarenje, bol u zdjelici ili pritisak, visok krvni tlak, umor i kada je veličina maternice veća od normalne - ali opet, to ne znači GTD je kancerogen.
Jedan od simptoma koje je imala i Velez je krvarenje. U svojoj objavi napisala je kako se zbog činjenice da je izgubila mnogo krvi osjećala iscrpljeno i slabo. Na svojem Instagramu odlučila je popratiti proces borbe protiv tog rijetkog raka.