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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
    Georgia, USA

    Mom Dies of Rare Placenta Cancer 2 Months After Delivering Twins

    Jenna Hinman, a Syracuse, N.Y., mother who learned she had a rare placental cancer just after delivering twin girls last month, died Monday of complications of pneumonia. It was immediately discovered she had developed stage 3 choriocarcinoma.

    Choriocarcinoma is a malignant form of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), tumors that involve abnormal growth of cells inside a woman's uterus. This particular kind affects only about 2 to 7 of every 100,000 pregnancies in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Choriocarcinoma is much more likely than other kinds of GTD to grow quickly and spread to organs away from the uterus. About one-quarter of women who develop this disease miscarry. Hinman had been fighting for her life in a medically induced coma for the past two months as the rare cancer filled her lungs with tumors.

    Her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Hinman said "She's probably the most kind-hearted person I ever met. She would go out of her way for anyone, give them the shirt off her back." The couple had difficulty getting pregnant because of his multiple deployments to Europe and Afghanistan. "We never had a solid amount of time together," he said.



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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    This is the same cancer that Dr. Jennifer Arnold from "The Little Couple" had after having a miscarriage. Thankfully, her cancer is in remission. I am so sorry for the Hinnman family for their loss and pray for them and the beautiful twin girls.

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