Malignancies Diagnosed During Pregnancy and Treated With Chemotherapy or Other Modalities (Review of 27 Cases) Multicenter Experiences


USTAALIOGLU B. B. O. , Gumus M. , ÜNAL A., Cayir K., Sever O., BILICI A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER, vol.20, no.5, pp.698-703, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/igc.0b013e3181daaf3e
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER
  • Page Numbers: pp.698-703

Abstract

Background: Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women of reproductive age. The most common tumors diagnosed during pregnancy are breast and cervix cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemias, and malignant melanoma. The aim of therapy in pregnancy is to give optimal treatment to the mother without harm to the fetus. In the first trimester, organogenesis continues, so chemotherapy should not be given because of increasing risk of spontaneous abortion, fetal malformation, and mortality. We evaluated mostly seen tumors during pregnancy and assessed treatment type and outcome of pregnancy after chemotherapy in our population.