Read the exciting cover story in our summer/fall issue of CF Thrive
Pregnant with cancer
Jackie Malena was seven months
pregnant when she was diagnosed
with stage II hepatocellular carcinoma
(HCC ). The uncomfortable pain she had
originally chalked up to pregnancy was
actually the result of a football-sized tumor
that was hanging off of her liver.
“Suddenly, I had a 2-pound baby girl and
a 2-pound tumor fighting for the same
space,” she explains.