When Jenn Korican and her family learned she was pregnant with her second baby, they were ecstatic. She was going to be a mom again; her daughter Sophia would have a sister. But just eight weeks into her pregnancy, Jenn noticed a lump on her breast. Little did she know at the time, that same lump signified stage three breast cancer.
Coincidently, Jenn discovered the lump on her breast after taking pregnancy hormones which made it more sore.
She then went to her doctor, where she received the devastating stage three breast cancer diagnosis.
“It was a whirlwind,” she said. “You don’t want to ever hear those words.”
Doctors performed a biopsy, and then they came up with a plan specifically for Jenn and her baby — to save them both.
When she reached her second trimester, Jenn began six rounds of chemotherapy. But that didn’t come without its troubles. Her amniotic fluid started to leak, and doctors were forced to perform an emergency C-section.
Thankfully, baby Riley Joy was born, healthy and strong!
“The fact that we made it that far and we had gone through so much,” Jenn explained. “It was just amazing to hear her cry and have her on me even though she’s just the smallest little thing.”
Jenn hopes that her story provides awareness to all women and moms alike.
“If this is my purpose to educate women and to make them more aware of paying attention to your body, you know your body better than anyone else, then that’s what I’m here for,” Jenn said.
The Mayo Clinic states that “sometimes, a breast lump is a sign of breast cancer. That’s why you should seek prompt medical evaluation.” Signs include redness, soreness, or firmness in a particular part of the breast, as well as skin dimpling and discharge from the nipple.
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