39-year-old mother beats cancer to deliver healthy baby in Delhi


A 39-year-old mother, who was diagnosed with uterine cervix cancer during pregnancy, not only won over cancer but also gave birth to a healthy baby girl after treatment at a city hospital. She delivered a healthy baby in the 37th week of her pregnancy, and her cancer is also in remission, doctors said.
Marina, the mother, approached doctors with a complex medical condition sixteen weeks into her pregnancy as she was diagnosed with a 7-cm-long tumour in her uterine cervix.
Facing a dual challenge of pregnancy and cancer, her case required a highly specialised and tailored treatment approach.
The medical team at Apollo Cancer Centre (ACC), Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, comprising of medical oncologists, gynaecologists, surgical oncologists, fetal medicine specialists, and radiation oncologists, worked on a comprehensive treatment plan for the best outcome, the hospital said in a statement. Marina underwent a total of seven cycles of chemotherapy.