(London Daily Mail) It is a decision no expectant mother should have to face.
After years of trying for a baby, Jo Powell finally discovered that she was pregnant.
But her delight turned to despair days later when doctors found she had breast cancer and advised her to sacrifice her unborn child's life in order to save her own by beginning chemotherapy.
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Mrs Powell defied the doctors, however, and refused to start the treatment until much later in her pregnancy, in a gamble that could have cost her her life.
Miraculously, she and her husband Richard are now celebrating with their young son, Jake, after being told that she has beaten the cancer.