Filed under Choriocarcinoma


I am 29 years old and have been married since I was 20. My husband is now 37 and has been ready to have a baby for quite some time. Although I have never really tried to conceive, I knew that when several years of marriage without birth control produced no pregnancy, something was probably … Continue reading


As a perinatal social service provider, working with pregnant women and new mothers, I spent many years looking forward to and planning my own family with my husband.  In fact, my oncologist later called my first pregnancy the “best-planned pregnancy ever,” as I did “everything right”—making sure I took good care of myself, taking vitamins, … Continue reading


I had a molar pregnancy in September 2001. I was only just turning 24 at the time and was working away from home at a holiday site. At the time I only knew that there were pregnancies or miscarriages; I had never heard of a molar pregnancy. I found out that I was pregnant and … Continue reading


My name is Peggy, I’m 46 years old and live in Prince George, British Columbia. I am a choriocarcinoma survivor of nearly 18 years, and this is my story. My daughter, Carolyn, was born in June 1984, and before I could turn around it seems, I was pregnant with my second child, Daniel, who was … Continue reading


I was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma 2 months after the birth of my little girl. I knew something was wrong about 2 weeks after she was born. I had stopped bleeding and then started again, but this time very heavy. I mean VERY heavy! I would sit on the toilet for an hour or more a … Continue reading