A mum diagnosed with cancer at 11 weeks pregnant says she had to make a heartbreaking decision over treatment when she was expecting her third child.
The woman named Roberta Burton was told by doctors that she had stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in June 2019.
As cited News24xx.com from Chronicle Live reports, the 29-year-old nursing assistant was terrified that chemotherapy would harm her unborn baby but now, she is preparing to celebrate her son’s first birthday.
The woman from Stannington, near Morpeth, Northumberland, was six weeks pregnant when her husband noticed a lump on her neck.
After a series of tests, she was diagnosed with blood cancer and told she would need to undergo intensive chemotherapy treatment.
After much discussion and planning, Roberta decided to begin treatment after a scan of the baby showed he was developing well.
Roberta, who was already mum to Noah, 5, and Ezra, 3, began chemotherapy in August 2019 and completed her eight cycles at the Freeman Hospital.
Now Roberta is appealing for people to support Cancer Research UK tackle a devastating loss of research funding caused by Covid-19.