New Mom to Twins Diagnosed With Pregnancy-Related Cancer After Delivery

hinman twinsShe was just nine weeks away from her due date when the worst happened. Jenna Hinman was pregnant with twin daughters when she suddenly was unable to breathe. She was rushed to the hospital, where doctors delivered her girls via C-section. It was then that they found out that Hinman didn't have pneumonia as they suspected. The new mom to twins had cancer -- a rare form called choriocarcinoma.  

Soon after delivering her twins, Hinman was placed in a medically induced coma. Meanwhile, her body is filled with tumors and lesions from the cancer. Dr. Wiley Bunn told CNYCentral, "Her lungs are so involved with tumor that they don't work. And right now they're not working at all."

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Thankfully, Hinman's daughters are thriving. Kinleigh and Azlynn each weighed 3 pounds when they were born. Hinman got to see her girls once just before they were sent to NICU. She hasn't been able to see them since.

While the new mother fights for her life, her husband, Army Sergeant Brandon Hinman, is doing all he can to support her. Just after the delivery, Hinman says, "I walked up to her bed and grabbed her hand and said honey it's me. I love you, you're doing great. And as I was talking, she shook her head yes." He hopes it's not the last time he talks to her.

Jenna's family has set up a fundraising site to raise funds for her expensive treatment: The Hinman Fund.

It's scary how cancer can manifest suddenly, with little warning. The Hinmans were about to start an exciting new chapter in their lives as parents. Now it's all about saving Jenna's life. She has everything to live for, but with the cancer spreading throughout her body, Jenna has an incredibly tough battle ahead of her. I hope she makes it.

Do you have friends or family who managed to fight back to health after being diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer?


Image via The Hinman Fund

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rkkel... rkkeller13

My goodness how tragic! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family!

tinks... tinkstar1308

im sending prayers and get well wishes.

SoJaided SoJaided

That's so horrible! That poor family!

nonmember avatar Lindsey

I know a woman who got a rare form of cancer from her pregnancy. She miscarried and 12 weeks after they found a mass in her uterus and cancer polyups up her throat. Had she waited much longer and the cancer would have traveled to her brain. So scary that that can happen.

nonmember avatar meghan

This is the same kind of cancer Jen Arnold of the Little Couple had.

nonmember avatar skye

This is awful but keep fighting my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in June he did the treatment and last month got the all clear so now we fight for the next 5 years so it don't come back.


25 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer & given 9 months to live. It took surgery, chemo & radiation but I made it!

10 years later I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer & given 9 months to live. Following chemo & radiation I made it!

5 months ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer (from the breast cancer radiation) & again my prognosis is not good but I know that attitude, prayer, support & gifted doctors are working to save me as I undergo chemo & prepare for proton radioation (a treatment that has only existed for a few years!)

Never, never, never give up!!

nonmember avatar mumof3

I pray for this young family. I also pray for Skye and Llice.

RiotP... RiotPixie

Not cancer but my cousin was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia at 27 weeks pregnant. She ended up in a coma from something called ARCD. They delivered her son via cesarean. After 4 tough weeks of fighting while on life support, her heart stopped. She was 26 years old. Her son is still in the NICU, he's thriving. She never got a chance to see him, hold him. She left behind a beautiful 8 year old daughter as well. This was less than 2 weeks ago. We've all been floored by her passing.

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