Pregnant Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Hope to Young Patients
Any major illness can take a toll on a young person’s body, especially those who are planning to become pregnant at a later point in time. A breast cancer diagnosis, in particular, can make it hard for some women to have a child in the future. However, a young breast cancer survivor is becoming the face of hope for current patients.
Kayla Doohan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at age 25, according to the Daily Record. While most women her age were having fun partying, she was taking on a new medical journey. The diagnosis came after she found a pea-sized lump in her right breast, but now she is free from the disease. However, she remains active in the community and volunteers at Breast Cancer Care’s Younger Women Together group. And with her baby bump, she has become a model for life after cancer.
“I help show that younger women can go on to have a family after breast cancer,” Doohan told the source.
Doohan and her fiance Paul Davidson are expecting their first child, a girl, to arrive in May.