Lindsey Gritton, a young mother, had a daughter and was pregnant again.
The 29-year-old woman was about to become a mother for the second time and was having a pregnancy without any complications.
But one day, when she was 34 weeks pregnant, she realized that something was wrong with her.
Initially, the doctor diagnosed her with mastitis and prescribed antibiotics.
Lindsey left the clinic, but she couldn’t shake off this strange feeling. She felt that it was something entirely different.
And then, the sad reality emerged: the results indicated a high likelihood of cancer, and a biopsy later confirmed it. It turned out that the pregnant woman had breast cancer.
The doctors told her that the condition had likely spread due to the size of the tumor. But since she was pregnant, they couldn’t verify it as doing a PET scan would endanger the fetus.
So, the doctors decided to induce the young mother’s labor by advancing it by three weeks.
After giving birth to her daughter, the young mother underwent all necessary examinations. She found out that she had stage four breast cancer, and the metastases had spread to her liver.
But Lindsey decided to start chemotherapy. To the great surprise of the doctors, 80% of the illness disappeared, and there was a chance for a full recovery.
The story of the young mother became popular on social media and moved the entire world.