When Cancer & Pregnancy Collide
Photo: Minnie and Paul Narth
By Christmas 2009, the cancer was gone. Chances that it would return hovered around 95 percent, the doctors said.
To lower them, Minnie would need to undergo a stem-cell transplant -- a process that involved removing her own stem cells, thoroughly "scrubbing" her system with chemotherapy agents to clear the lymphoma and then reinjecting the stem cells.
A year later when the Christmas decorations came out, "the cancer was completely gone," Minnie said. And it remains so today.