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When Cancer & Pregnancy Collide

Diagnosis

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Diagnosis

For the first five months, pregnancy "was a ball -- smooth sailing," Minnie said.

Then she noticed something odd growing in her vagina, followed by bleeding, and eventually, a rushed trip to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. The diagnosis was grim: stage-4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

An MRI scan showed tumors in Minnie's vagina, breast and ovaries. She was stunned.

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