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Managment of head and neck cancers during pregnancy.
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PMID:  22078281     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The coincidence of malignant disease during pregnancy is uncommon. The incidence of cancer in pregnancy has increased, due to the tendency to postpone childbirth to an older age. Cancer complicates approximately 0.1% of all pregnancies. Managing head and neck cancers during pregnancy requires additional pregnancy-related understanding of the aetiological effect of pregnancy on cancer, knowledge of the direct and indirect effects of cancer on pregnancy, and the effect of diagnostic and treatment modalities on pregnancy. The timing of treatment is an important determinant on foetal wellbeing. A multidisciplinary approach should be adopted to enable parents and clinicians to make the best clinical decision. Clinicians must be cognizant with the ethical dilemmas of treatment. In head and neck cancers, pregnancy has no effect on maternal prognosis when compared to non-pregnant patients matched by age, cancer stage and treatment.
Krzysztof Kiciński; Andrzej Skorek; Czesław Stankiewicz
Publication Detail:
Type:  EDITORIAL    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologia polska. The Polish otolaryngology     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0030-6657     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404453     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Pol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  326-332     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Polish Otolaryngology Society. Published by Elsevier Urban & Partner (Poland). All rights reserved.
Katedra i Klinika Otolaryngologii GUMed.
Vernacular Title:
Diagnostyka i terapia nowotworów złośliwych głowy i szyi u ciężarnych.
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