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Cancer & Pregnancy

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

Cancer and Pregnancy is possible; people don’t know that cancer in pregnancy is possible (hard to mentally combine something wonderful with something deconstructive).

Cancer in pregnancy is possible and treatble. Being pregnant is not an obstacle to treatment.

A pregnant woman should be treated as close as possible to the standard

therapy to ensure an optimal maternal outcome.



In Europe: 2500-5000 new diagnoses/year

No difference in prognosis compared to non-pregnant patients when matched for:

•Tumor (sub) type •Stage •Prognostic markers •Treatment •Age


TOP does not improve maternal prognosis!




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