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I fought breast cancer while pregnant with twins: This is Jade Wyngaardt's story

Jade Wyngaardt has shared the story of how cancer changed her and her family's life.

She was 27-years-old, with her own burgeoning business, a happy marriage and two young boys when she first found a lump in her breast during a self-exam.

She was diagnosed with stage one cancer. Jade started hormone therapy immediately and had a treatment plan which included a double mastectomy.

But days before her surgery date, she discovered that she was pregnant.

Jade made the decision to terminate her pregnancy because of the added risks.

The plan was to perform the termination of pregnancy, the double mastectomy and the chest reconstruction surgery on the same day.

But the doctors ran out of operating time while in theatre and only went through with cutting out the cancer on her on her breast.

They scheduled her termination of pregnancy for one week later, where she discovered she was carrying twins shortly before the planned abortion.

That's when she changed her mind and decided to carry on with both her pregnancy and her cancer treatment (which included chemotherapy), despite the risks.

Miraculously, her twins were born healthy at 35 weeks, and Jade was even able to breastfeed them on her one remaining breast.

Jade says believes that it was by divine intervention that she and her twins made it through. She also expressed gratitude to her husband, in-laws and family for their support.

Jade has encouraged women to regularly self-examine their breasts and find people to share their experience with.

Sadly, she is no longer in remission and will once again go through surgery and treatment. But Jade says she is stronger and more determined than ever to fight.

You can follow her Facebook page, as she continues to bare it all and share her journey to inspire others.

I was healthy, I felt good, I was in tune with myself and fit, but cancer doesn't really respond to lifestyle.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

I think it's important that we examine ourselves. I'm an advocate of self-examination.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

I encourage anyone with breast issues to get a referral to the breast clinic in Groote Schuur. They give you a diagnosis on the day.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

[Pregnancy] was absolutely on the other end of what I was even thinking about.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

I found out on the Friday that I was pregnant, I was meant to be admitted on the Monday.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

I decided to terminate... I signed papers and everything... I chose to survive for my living children at the time.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

I cannot fight for my life and this pregnancy - well, that's what I thought at the time.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

The people around me were holding me up while I was trying to save my life and the lives of my children.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

My husband, my parents, my husband's parents, my family, my church - everyone was rallying. That's what brought me through.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

My twins came at 35 weeks, they were healthy and could breathe on their own.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

The one breast that was left behind, it served them I was able to breastfeed.

Jade Wyngaardt, Founder at Click Africa Digital

Listen to her inspiring story on The Pippa Hudson Show:

Thumbnail image: Jade Wyngaardt - Motivator on Facebook.


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