London, Feb 7, 2008 / 04:41 am (CNA).-
British womans twin girls saved her life when, while still in the
womb, they kicked free a tumor growing in their mothers uterus, the
Daily Mail reports.
Though advised she needed to abort the twins so she could be treated
for cancer, the mother avoided harsh cancer treatment so her babies
could be born.
Michelle Stepney, 35, was expecting twins when she went to a hospital
with a suspected miscarriage. The doctors realized that she
had cervical cancer, saying that the kicking of the twins had dislodged
Had the tumor not been dislodged, the cancer may not have been
discovered in time for successful treatment.
After the discovery of the cancer, Stepneys doctors told her that she
would need to undergo chemotherapy and a hysterectomy. To do
this, she would need to abort the twins.
Stepney refused. “I couldn’t believe it when the doctors told me that
the babies had dislodged the tumor,” she said, according to the Daily
“I’d felt them kicking, but I didn’t realize just how important their
kicking would turn out to be.”