Pregnant young woman diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Pregnant young woman diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer

  • Fox 29 Daily HeadlinesMore>>

  • Ex-chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries in FL

    Ex-chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries in FL

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:46:03 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:46:03 GMT
    Ex-law enforcement officials allegedly arrested a teen for a crime he didn't commit in order to keep a perfect record for burglary cases. (Source: Raycom Media, file)Ex-law enforcement officials allegedly arrested a teen for a crime he didn't commit in order to keep a perfect record for burglary cases. (Source: Raycom Media, file)

    Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, as well as officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, were indicted by federal officials for "conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law."

    More >>

    Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, as well as officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, were indicted by federal officials for "conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law."

    More >>
  • North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

    North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:37:15 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-06-14 15:42:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the...

    FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

    More >>

    FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

    More >>
  • Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear

    Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 3:58 AM EDT2018-06-12 07:58:53 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:21:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore.

    President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un promised to "build a lasting and stable peace regime" on the Korean Peninsula by recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

    More >>

    President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un promised to "build a lasting and stable peace regime" on the Korean Peninsula by recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." 

    More >>

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Eight, zero, thirty and four: To most it sounds like random numbers. To Capri Grotowski of Boynton Beach, however, it tells her story.

“To be told, you have this life-threatening disease and being eight months pregnant at the time, I guess you just don't know what to think,” said Capri Grotowski.

With a zero family history and being just 30 years old, Capri's doctor didn't think a pea-sized lumped, Capri found one year prior, was cancer. “After that, we did more test and found out I was actually diagnosed with stage four breast cancer because it had metastasized to my sternum.”

Capri went in for an emergency C-section. Fortunatley, baby Kyah is just as healthy as her big brother, Cayd, but now she's recovering from a double mastectomy. “I went to three different surgeons, just to see their opinions and their thoughts, and everyone told me something different. At the end of the day, what I think is important, is just going with your gut.”

“We went through a list of all the things you can do to avoid breast cancer, and it's be in the sun, eat a healthy diet, exercise, a big long list. And Capri checked off every single box on the list of things to do,” said her husband, Steve Grotowski.

Steve Grotowski, Capri's husband who played in the most recent summer Olympics, says his wife is one of the most determined, toughest people he's ever met. “She really handled it really well. I thought she did fantastic, and I don't think I've ever loved her more than I do now.”

“If I were to give anyone advice, women, especially young women. Do yourself breast exams,” said Capri.

Copyright 2014 WFLX. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.