Claire Osborn, 38, had the shock of her life when she started coughing and a 2cm lump flew out of her mouth.
She took the lump to her doctor and was told it was a type of cancer called metastatic adenocarcinoma.
She had an operation and scans to see if there were any more tumours lurking but after a final scan last week doctors told Claire, from Holbrooks, Coventry, that she remains entirely free of cancer.
"I have various conditions including Asperger's and fibromyalgia but I don't sit down and mope now.
"I had become unsociable and wouldn't go out and I used to get upset about the smallest things, like if I broke something around the house.
"But now I realise that life is far more important than a broken item."