Newly married woman gives birth while battling breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Erica Hernandez - Digital Journalist

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Last July, 21-year-old Reagan Wade was newly married with one son, and another on the way.

Wade was excited about the new addition to her family, but soon realized something wasn't right.

"I was actually breast feeding our 18-month-old and I had a lump for probably six months," Wade said. "I thought it was a clogged duct."

Wade visited her doctor and asked how to get rid of what she thought was a clogged duct. That same day, she found out the lump was actually stage 3 breast cancer.

At 12 weeks pregnant, Reagan started chemotherapy. 

"I did take chemotherapy home with me, so it wasn't so much at one time," Wade said.

Throughout her pregnancy, Wade coped with everything by posting on social media and starting a blog, sharing all the ups and downs.

"Just to put it out there, and make everyone just realize what it's like to have cancer and deal with it every day," Wade said.

At 35 weeks pregnant, it was time to deliver her new baby boy.

"That was an amazing feeling of just us two, when he was born and hearing him cry," Wade said.

After having baby Jude, the breast cancer fight still wasn't quite over.

Wade would have a double mastectomy when Jude was two weeks old.

After that surgery, she was then cancer free.

Wade a month ago got breast construction surgery and says she now feels whole again.

To follow Wade's blog, click here

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