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Baby inherits stage 4 cancer from mother while in utero

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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/28/baby-inherits-stage-4-cancer-from-mother-in-utero-docs-say/?test=latestnews

 

This is such a sad story. The poor father loosing his wife and might loose his baby.

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I would never have thought that was possible.  How horrible for this family.

post #3 of 7

How horribly sad!

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How awful frown.gif

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This article is so sad. 

 A girl I worked with died this past September from cancer.  The cancer also caused her baby to die of malnourishment right after birth.  She died the day after the baby was born.  She was only 26 and a newlywed.  :(  Cancer is evil.

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You know, you always hear these stories in movies or magazine articles about some woman being diagnosed w/ cancer while pregnant, and then opting to not have an abortion and refusing chemo so she can give birth to the baby, even if it means a death sentence for herself. It's always framed as something heroic the mother-to-be does.  You never hear about the risks of such a choice to the baby - that she could forego treatment to carry to term with no good outcome for either of them. Very sad.

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I think you don't hear about them simply because they are so rare.  Still, this is going to open up new tests to unborn babies, for sure.  If the babies could be tested, and found out they had it as well...I don't know if I would be heroic enough not to do the treatment if it was early enough AND the baby had cancer.  I've had cancer, and that will to live is strong.

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