Lymphoma Treatment While Pregnant: Missy's Story

Celebrating her first wedding anniversary and expecting her first child, 25-year-old Missy Givens had a lot to be thankful for. A diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma turned the mood of celebration into one of concern. The chemotherapy necessary to save Missy's life would put her unborn son at risk for serious birth defects. Despite the odds, Landon was born healthy. Missy finished her lymphoma treatment and was optimistic about the future.

She and her husband did not expect to be able to have more children, but they were blessed with a second pregnancy. A month after Kinley was born, Missy found out her cancer had returned. This time, it was in her bone marrow and stage IV. Here is Missy's story of her struggles with lymphoma while pregnant.

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