Woman gives birth to miracle boy despite ‘dead’ ovaries caused by breast cancer

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A woman who was told her ovaries were "dead" after battling breast cancer has given birth to a baby son.

Gemma Isaacs, 33, was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 before defying odds to welcome a boy last year.

The mum-of-two credits a vegan diet which she claims helped her to fall pregnant with her "miracle" child.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer even though she didn't have a lump or any other common symptoms.

The parent underwent radiotherapy and a double mastectomy before she found out she had the BRCA1 gene mutation.

This puts women at greater risk of both breast and ovarian cancer.

Doctors told Gemma her ovaries were "dead" and she considered having them removed.

She later adopted a vegan diet which she claims helped to transform her reproductive system.

Gemma has since decided to have her ovaries removed to reduce any future risk of cancer.

Speaking to Tyla, she said: "(My gynaecologist) scanned me and told me my ovaries were dead, basically, which was a really big blow."

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She added: "It was the worst thing someone told me the whole time I was having my treatment."

After researching ways to boost her fertility, Gemma went vegan in July 2019.

Four months after changing her diet, the mum met with her gynaecologist and received promising news.

She said: "He said the only thing I could put it down to is being vegan, because there was no reason for my ovaries to come back on."

However, her gynaecologist warned her not to get her hopes up, to which Gemma replied: "Just watch me."

Gemma and her husband Daryll kept trying for a baby, then by Christmas she was pregnant with Archie who was born in August 2020.

The mum-of-two has since decided to reduce any future risk of cancer by having her ovaries removed.

She said: "I would have liked more kids, but I wasn't in control of my breast cancer and I can be in control of this with my ovaries."

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