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Cancer in pregnancy. Part I: basic diagnostic and therapeutic principles and treatment of gynecological malignancies.
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PMID:  21858441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE: Cancer in pregnancy is a rare circumstance. However, the coincidence of pregnancy and malignancy is supposed to increase due to a general tendency of postponing childbearing to older age. To date, clinical guidelines are scarce and experience regarding therapeutic management is limited to case reports. METHODS: This review focuses on general diagnostic and therapeutic principles including systemic therapy for malignancies in pregnancy. RESULTS: In part I, we report on diagnosis and therapy of gynecological tumors. CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of gestational cancer faces both oncologist and obstetrician to the dilemma of applying appropriate diagnostic techniques and adequate local and systemic therapy to an expectant mother without harming the fetus.
Authors:
Friederike Hoellen; Roland Reibke; Katrin Hornemann; Marc Thill; Doerte W Luedders; Katharina Kelling; Amadeus Hornemann; Michael K Bohlmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538, Luebeck, Germany, Friederike.Hoellen@uksh.de.
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