Medical Marvels: Radiation Treatment for Pregnant Cancer Patient

December 03, 2015

In this segment we meet Pamela Sternberg. In 2013, she was given a devastating diagnosis when she was 22 weeks pregnant with her fourth son. She had a cancerous brain tumor. The tumor was removed successfully but, Pamela was still in danger. That's when she went to New York-Presbyterian for help. A team of specialists, led by Dr. Andrew Lassman, went to extraordinary lengths to treat Pamela with radiation, while ensuring her unborn baby was shielded from harm. [watch video]