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Cancer and pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3902315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The most common malignancies occurring in women of child-bearing ages include breast, cervical, genital, and GI malignancies, and melanoma, lymphoma, and leukemia. Pregnancy does not appear to adversely affect the outcome of most tumors but may affect those that are known to be hormonally dependent. The approach in general to malignancy during pregnancy needs to be individualized. Therapy, whether by radiation or with cytotoxic drugs, has the greatest potential for fetal risk during the first trimester but more acceptable risk in the second and third trimesters. There are many unanswered questions concerning long-term effects of malignancy and its therapy upon the surviving child.
S F Williams; J D Bitran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-20     Completed Date:  1985-12-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis,  therapy
Fetus / drug effects,  radiation effects
Genital Neoplasms, Female / diagnosis,  therapy
Hematologic Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy,  therapy*
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis,  therapy
Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis,  therapy
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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