Sarah Best

Sarah Best

Sarah Best

When four months pregnant with her first child, Sarah Best was given the devastating news that she was suffering from cancer. To save her life, she urgently needed radiotherapy - but knowing it could harm her unborn baby, she was terrified to go ahead with the treatment.

So in a pioneering solution, doctors had a 1.5-tonne lead shield specially built to encase her baby bump during the gruelling treatment sessions.

Sarah Best

The shield protected her growing bump as the cancer cells were zapped with radiation - and a few months later, Mrs Best, who lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, gave birth to a healthy baby son. To add to her delight, she has now been given the all-clear from cancer as well.

The 30-year-old is believed to be the first woman in Britain to have a healthy baby despite having a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy during pregnancy.

Source: Daily Mail. Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2061645/Cancer-mother-birth-following-chemotherapy.html