I was diagnosed and ‘cured’ of lung cancer on the same day, says miracle grandma

A GRANDMOTHER who was diagnosed with lung cancer was magically cured of the deadly disease on the same day.

April Boudreau, 61, had already been treated for cancer three times, when an annual CT scan in January revealed a worrying lump in her right lung.


April woke up from surgery to find out she had cancer, but was now cancer free.Credit: Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth

The grandmother was called to the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital clinic in the United States in the spring, where additional tests found that she had early-stage lung cancer.

Doctors only discovered the disease when April was already under local anesthesia, undergoing a lung biopsy.

Doctors decided to remove the cancer using a new, minimally invasive technique.

April woke up from surgery to find out she had cancer, but was now cancer free.

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“You pinch yourself because you can’t believe it’s true,” she said. “It was all so simple, no radiation or chemotherapy.”

The life-saving surgery involved the latest robotic technology, which allowed doctors to make small incisions and remove the tumour, the Daily Mail reported.

The technique uses an ultrathin catheter to access and biopsy lesions in hard-to-reach areas of the lung earlier than traditional diagnostic tests allow.

Dr Richard Vigness, a cardiac and thoracic surgeon at the hospital, said: “Often, patients can go home the next day.

“This has been a huge shift in the patient experience that is nice for all of us who have been doing this for a long time and especially for our patients.”

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer involves the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start in one or both lungs – usually in the cells that line the air passages.

What are the symptoms of lung cancer?

There are eight important signs to look out for, according to the NHS

1. A cough that doesn’t go away after two or three weeks

2. A long-standing cough that gets worse

3. Persistent lung infections

4. Coughing up blood

5. An ache or pain when breathing or coughing

6. Persistent shortness of breath

7. Persistent tiredness or lack of energy

8. Loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss

Instead of developing into healthy lung tissue, these cells divide rapidly and form tumors.

As these tumors grow and spread, they weaken the lung’s ability to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream.

However, not all tumors are created equal.

Tumors that stay in one place and don’t seem to spread are known as “benign tumours”.

Meanwhile, malignant tumors are the most dangerous variety.

They spread to other parts of the body, either through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system – once they have spread, it is much more difficult to successfully treat them.

Lung cancer can be separated into two main categories – primary lung cancer and secondary lung cancer.

Primary lung cancer originates in the lungs, while secondary lung cancer starts elsewhere in the body, before spreading to the lungs – they are considered different types of cancer.

I was diagnosed and ‘cured’ of lung cancer on the same day, says miracle grandma

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