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Titanic Stars Stand Against Cancer: How Jack And Rose Became Saviors Of A Woman

Date October 30, 2018 18:06

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet first appeared on the screen together in the Oscar-winning drama Titanic in 1997. More than twenty years have already passed since that time, but their friendship still remains one of the strongest.

It turned out, they make a great team together and they even managed to save the life of a woman with ovarian cancer after she turned down chemo to save her baby’s life.

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Help from Jack and Rose

Gemma Nuttall found out about her disease, the aggressive ovarian cancer, during the first pre-natal scan. Nevertheless, she refused life-saving drugs, because she didn’t want to terminate her pregnancy.

The woman gave birth to the healthy baby girl, Penelope, and thought her life will be happy ever since. But unfortunately, doctors said they could do no more to save her, and gave six-to-12 months to live.

But Gemma decided not keep fighting and started fundraising for immunotherapy at a German 'wonder clinic'.

Kate Winslet heard about it and couldn’t ignore the situation. That’s when Hollywood stars decided to save woman’s life.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet auctioned off three 'Jack and Rose' date nights – named after the sweethearts they played in Titanic. Their goal was to help fund the £300,000 treatment.

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As reported by The Mirror, Gemma was very thankful:

I can’t thank Kate enough. Without her donations, and the public’s, my story would be very different. We thought it was a wind-up, but then she called and I realised she was serious.

Gemma had the chance to finish the last round of treatment in Germany and was eventually announced cancer-free.

Unfortunately, it was later reported that Gemma passed away.

Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer

As reported by the Mayo Clinic, ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen.

Here are some of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer:

  1. Abdominal bloating or swelling.
  2. Quickly feeling full when eating.
  3. Weight loss.
  4. Discomfort in the pelvic area.
  5. Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation.
  6. A frequent need to urinate.

Titanic Stars Stand Against Cancer: How Jack And Rose Became Saviors Of A Woman

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet did everything possible to save the woman’s life. They gave her hope for a bright future and a healthy life. They are indeed an example to be followed by others!

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