As Seen in the Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas mom, diagnosed with cancer while pregnant, is a survivor

Dr. Brian Lawenda with 21st Century Oncology of Las Vegas was featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal discussing cancer treatment during pregnancy. Below is the story that appeared on the front page of the paper.


Fear kept Nina Santos from saying anything, fear for the life growing inside her, fear for her own life.

She felt the lump in her right breast growing, but she was afraid of what the changes meant. Twenty-eight weeks into her first pregnancy, her denial and attempts to ignore the problem caught up with her, and she heard the three words dreaded by anyone, let alone a woman experiencing the most joyful time of her life: “You have cancer.”

Click here to read the full story on the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s website.