Mom succumbs to cancer 6 weeks after baby's birth

April 4, 2014 5:55:48 AM PDT
Elizabeth Joice was only a few months pregnant when she received a devastating diagnosis, the cancer she thought had been eradicated years earlier had returned.

Joice, 36, had already agreed to be a part of a documentary exploring each week of pregnancy called "40 Weeks" when she received her diagnosis. Director Christopher Henze said that after Joice learned of her diagnosis she was faced with a choice either to abort the pregnancy or continue it with limited options on how to diagnose and treat the disease.

Joice chose to continue her pregnancy and had her baby in January. But she died last month, six weeks after giving birth.


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