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In utero exposure to therapeutic radiation for Hodgkin lymphoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19826155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
QUESTION: One of my patients was incidentally found to be pregnant after completion of radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma. What are the possible effects that I should discuss with her before she makes a final decision regarding continuation of her pregnancy?
ANSWER: Radiotherapy might not be an absolute contraindication in pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer located in areas remote from the pelvis. However, the fetal exposure should be carefully estimated, and the known dose-response information has to be discussed individually to allow informed decisions to be made.
Chagit Klieger-Grossmann; Nada Djokanovic; David Chitayat; Gideon Koren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1715-5258     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-14     Completed Date:  2012-04-03     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  988-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Fetus / radiation effects*
Growth / radiation effects
Hodgkin Disease / radiotherapy*
Incidental Findings
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / radiotherapy*
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
Radiotherapy Dosage

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