British teen with cancer says he coughed up tumour

This photo shows Stephen Sutton, 19, of England, in what he thought would be his

This photo shows Stephen Sutton, 19, of England, in what he thought would be his "final thumbs up." (Facebook/QMI Agency)

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A British teen who raised millions for a cancer charity by completing a bucket list of experiences says he has coughed up a tumour from his lungs.

Stephen Sutton, 19, told people on his Facebook page he was admitted to hospital on Easter weekend and in a post April 22, said it would be his "final thumbs up."

"It's a shame the end has come so suddenly - there's so many people I haven't got round to properly thank or say good-bye to," he wrote.

But on Sunday, he wrote about a "bizarre but fortunate twist" where he coughed up "an oval red-stained solid object" and immediately felt better.

"The doctors have discussed what's happened and the only plausible conclusion is that I've literally coughed up a tumour (probably along with bits of infection etc) that was blocking my airway," he wrote.

Sutton has raised more than $5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


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