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  • A woman whose rare cancer was detected during a pregnancy scan says she will be “forever grateful” to the doctors who removed a grapefruit-sized tumour from her kidney.

    Rachel Bailey told ITV News the tumour was only found when she went in for a scan for baby Phoenix at 21 weeks.

    “I started bleeding, and first of all I thought I was losing the baby, so we went to the specialist midwives in St Thomas Hospital and they did all the checks and realised it wasn’t her,” Rachel said.

    The 28-year-old was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer and she believes her daughter saved her life, as without the 21-week scan the tumour may not have been detected.

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