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Meet The Beautiful Lady Who Died After Being Forced To Abort Her Baby For Cancer Treatment

Charlotte Smith, a 22-year-old mother-to-be who was forced to abort her baby so she could start chemotherapy has died after losing her battle with cancer.

According to The Sun UK, the young woman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and told she would be risking her life if she carried her 11-week-old baby to term.

The young mum, from North Yorkshire, agreed to a termination and began treatment on the day her baby's heart stopped.

She died yesterday morning after losing the fight with cancer.

Charlotte had spoken about her pregnancy - saying she was excited - before she started feeling unwell.

The then 21-year-old said she suffered excruciating back pain and was extremely tired.

Following a 10 week blood test, she was called in to hospital to stay overnight after an abnormality was found. It was then she was delivered the blow that she had leukaemia and desperately needed treatment.

She told the Mirror: "The only thing I was bothered about was the baby. "But it was either my life or the child's, and I didn't want to die. There was 84 percent cancer cells in my blood."

She agreed to termination and treatment, but only on the condition that she could have a scan to see her baby first.

After two rounds of chemotherapy and a successful bone marrow transplant from her brother, Charlotte's health tragically declined.

Her close friend Jordanna announced her death on Facebook yesterday.

She wrote: "Well, I never thought I'd ever in a million years be having to write this. "A lot of you may have seen Charlotte's post about her going into hospital this morning.

"She is my best friend and has been for many years, she has sadly passed away, she had an infection and couldn't fight it. "I've been to see her little face, she is at peace now, I'm with her mum and her husband we are all trying to stay strong. She was a little fighter but couldn't fight much more."

Charlotte wanted to make routine blood tests a priority for women in the early stages of pregnancy and had set up a petition.

She wrote: "I could only ask that routine blood tests become a thing of priority as without being pregnant I would not of had any idea I was suffering from this and lived with it for god knows how long.

"I would hate someone else to miss out on finding it early and want to do this petition to prevent it."

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