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Getting pregnant with cancer......

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I am 23 years old and have been diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer. I have 2 amazing children with my ex husband. I am now with a wonderful man who has no childrem of his own and treats mine as if they were his own. I want to have a child together. I am concerned about the cancer spreading to my repeoductive system and not getting the chance to have our own child. My question is am I crazy for wanting another baby and wanting to live my life regaurdless of my diagnosis. Should I just be happy with the 2 I have.

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I would ask your doctor about the health risks to you and possibly to the baby. My main Q for your Doc would be "Can my body handle a pregnancy in it's state?"But if it were me...I say I'd just live my life to it's fullest. And I wish you the best, you and your family. My story is like yours but without the cancer, so I can't really say. I have two amazing kiddos from my ex husband, and I just recently got married (last month on the 18th actually) and I am now 4 weeks pregnant. I've already heard I'm crazy for having another kid. SOme people are just entirely too opinionated. =) I love all my babies, born or un.

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