Jul 24, 2013 10:46 AM by Marissa Torres
At 20 years old, one South Carolina woman was told she had no more than 5 years to live because of a deadly brain tumor. When all other treatments failed, one doctor suggested something so radical - it was practically unbelievable.
Stephanie Lipscomb said about two years ago she started getting severe headaches. Not long after she went to the hospital for help, she was soon diagnosed with stage four Gliobastoma
They're one of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of brain tumors - so doctor's suggested immediate surgery. But not long after it was taken out, the tumor grew back.
That's when a doctor suggested killing her cancer cells - with polio.
Her family was skeptical - but it worked! The doctor and his team had engineered a version of polio that wasn't lethal. Shortly after injecting polio in her brain tumor - doctors started seeing immediate results.
Now at 22 years old - Stephanie is as healthy as can be. She's the first in the world to ever receive this unique treatment; making her one in seven billion.