Medical Marvels: Radiation treatment for pregnant cancer patient

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This edition of Medical Marvels focuses on Pamela Sternberg, who needed special radiation therapy to treat her cancer and protect her unborn baby. (WABC)

Eyewitness News is taking you inside NewYork-Presbyterian for a look at some extraordinary stories that we call Medical Marvels. It's WABC's Emmy-nominated digital series exclusive to abc7NY.

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.
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