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Vietnamese cancer woman risks life to give birth to baby

Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 17:45 GMT+7
Vietnamese cancer woman risks life to give birth to baby

A critically-ill woman in Vietnam has adamantly refused to get an abortion and receive treatment for her terminal cancer, running the risk of her own life, to give birth to an adorable, healthy baby girl.

Nguyen Thi Yen, 34, who lives in Hoai Duc District in Hanoi, was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer when she was five months pregnant with her first child.

Nasopharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the nasopharynx, which is the upper part of the pharynx (throat) behind the nose, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

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