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.
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