Recently the news anchor, Michelle Valez, took to her instagram and shared her story of Molar pregnancy. She let her followers know that she was suffering from a rare condition of Molar pregnancy. It is a type of pregnancy that is false, and in this case, there is abnormality of the placenta. And it is caused by an issue during fertilization, according to the American Pregnancy Association. There is also another name for it- gestational trophoblastic disease. It is extremely rare and occurs in about 1 out of every 1,000 pregnancies.
Michelle Valez posted on her instagram about her issues. She explained how she had been sick for the past few months but wasn’t sure what was wrong with her. And she admitted that, she was devastated when she heard about the news.
She also explained to her followers the concept of Molar pregnancy. It is a case where she wasn’t pregnant but the placental tissues grew, which set off her pregnancy hormones. She also said that she felt like she was pregnant with five babies. The Molar pregnancy isn’t a huge issue. The body just mimics pregnancy. But sometimes, the cancerous tissue spreads to other organs and that’s what happened with Valez.
Now she has to undergo extreme chemotherapy therapy. Valez is relieved that there is a treatment for Molar therapy and it works.
Normally Molar pregnancy can be treated with surgery but in her case the cancer spread and needs chemotherapy. She keeps updating her followers on her treatment. Valez clearly mentioned that she is going to be transparent about her journey. She said the treatment plan is all about continuing chemo treatments until her body’s hCG levels return to zero.
Recently Valez received a blood transfusion because of low hemoglobin in her blood. But she is alright now. She thanked all her friends and followers for the support.