Woman suspending cancer treatment to save her kid passes away

Sub-Lieutenant police officer Dau Thi Huyen Tram, 25, who refused to receive cancer treatment to save her unborn baby passed away yesterday after two week struggling with her cancer.

She was diagnosed to have last stage lung cancer which spread to liver. Doctors proposed that she should postpone pregnancy for cancer treatment, but she insisted on keeping her baby.

During her pregnancy, Tram refused to have treatment methods to keep her unborn baby despite pain. Until the pregnancy is 29 weeks and three days when her illness got worse, doctors performed a C-section surgery to save the baby. Her baby boy weighed 1.2 kilogram and he is being taken care of in the National Maternity Hospital’s intensive care unit.

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By Duong Quang – translated by Uyen Phuong

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