Recently, a 12-year-old girl named Imani Mile received a medical breakthrough when her Apple Watch was able to detect a rare cancer. The Apple Watch was able to detect a tumor in her appendix, allowing doctors to detect it before Imani Miles was even aware that she had a tumor. Her mother noticed the constant beeping of the Apple Watch, and it was then that doctors noticed she had a tumour in her appendix.
Imani Mile's Apple Watch detects rare cancer in 12-year-old girl
When Imani Mile's Apple Watch started sending her heart rate notifications, her mother realized that her daughter was not herself. The doctor diagnosed Imani with a neuroendocrine tumour, a type of cancer that rarely strikes children. It spread to various parts of her body, and she underwent surgery to remove the tumor. Thankfully, the operation was a success, and she is recovering at home.
The 12-year-old girl's family credits the Apple Watch's heart monitoring features for saving her daughter's life. The watch's alarms alerted her mom to her daughter's high heart rate, prompting her to rush her daughter to the hospital. Upon further testing, doctors discovered that Imani had appendicitis and neuroendocrine tumors in her appendix, a rare condition in children. The doctors operated on Imani to remove the tumor.
Her doctors were able to find the cancer by analyzing the Apple Watch's data. As a result, Mile was able to get the treatment she needed to treat her disease. She also explains how her Apple Watch helped her detect her pregnancy before she was even aware that she was pregnant.