Claire Osborn, 37, saved her own life by coughing up her own cancer.
It is believed the tumour grew on a ‘stalk’ at the back of her throat, which dislodged during the coughing fit.
Mrs Osborn said: “The consultant turned round to me and said ‘It appears you have coughed up your cancer. Congratulations.
“I was totally flabbergasted. I couldn’t believe a coughing fit had saved my life.
“If I hadn’t coughed it up, the tumour would have grown and almost certainly spread to my other organs.”