New York Woman With Cancer Had to Make Heartbreaking Choice: Risk Her Life or End Her Pregnancy

A woman from New York found out her cancer returned one month into her pregnancy. She faced a choice, end the pregnancy or risk her life.

Screen grab from WTVM
Screen grab from WTVM
New York – One month into her pregnancy, Elizabeth Joice heard devastating news: The cancer she thought she'd beaten had returned.

A tumor was removed from her back, but couldn't know where else the cancer might be without further treatment. Treatment that would end her pregnancy, CNN reported.

By her third trimester, Joice was having trouble breathing, she had tumors in her lungs. CNN reported that doctors performed a c-section and her daughter Lily was born.

Six weeks later, Elizabeth Joice died at the age of 36.

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CB April 04, 2014 at 02:38 PM
This article made me teary eyed. Mailyn, i get what youre saying. But the thing is that this woman made her own choice. Dont put others down for making a choice you wouldnt have made for yourself. Youre contradicting your own views on supporting the right to choose, as you are clearly against the woman choosing what she did with her pregnancy, her body, her life. Re-evaluate your stance on choices. Are you pro-choice or pro-abortion?
Winnetka April 05, 2014 at 12:32 AM
"Marilyn" is a troll.
frank catalano April 05, 2014 at 09:23 AM
This article proves that FEMINAZISM is strong within the ranks of the "PROGRESSIVE" politics.......fear not, FEMINAZIS, I don't believe that ROE V WADE is going away.
Wendy Brosse April 05, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Either way it is a sad story. A wonderful, sweet child is born to be Motherless. A woman has died to cancer.


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