Missouri mom’s decision to save her child

A Missouri mother diagnosed with cancer during her pregnancy died just days after giving birth. Life saving treatment could have killed her child.

Image courtesy Combs Family and Emily Lucarz Photography

At just 23 weeks pregnant, St. Louis mother of three, Cara Combs, received devastating news: She had stage 4 melanoma. Knowing that treatment could risk the health of her unborn child, Combs chose to forgo until after she had given birth. But although Combs intended to go ahead with her treatment following her daughter’s birth, she…

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