Cancer during Pregnancy

Cancer during pregnancy is generally rare, but, when it occurs it would be a great complication for the mother, the baby and the healthcare team. The most commonly occurring cancers during pregnancy includes:

  • Breast cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Thyroid cancer

  • Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Melanoma

  • Gestational trophoblastic tumour

  • Leukaemia

  • Colorectal cancer

The extremely rare cancers that occurs during pregnancy includes:

  • Lung cancer

  • Brain cancer

  • Bone cancer

The diagnosis part must be generally safe during pregnancy and it might include:

  • A low dose X-ray

  • CT Scan with proper protection

  • MRI

  • Ultrasound

  • Biopsy

  • Additional physical and lab tests

The cancer treatment depends on:

  • The type of cancer

  • Cancer location

  • Stage of cancer

  • How far along the patient is in pregnancy

  • Personal choices

However, the common treatment includes:

  • Surgery

  • Chemotherapy and other medicines

  • Radiation

  • Delay in treatment (after the baby is born)

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