Maternal Malignancy Treated During Pregnancy (125 Mothers)

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The majority of women with cancer treated during pregnancy had a diagnosis of breast cancer (69 mothers, including 2 twin pregnancies [55%]) or a hematologic malignancy (20 mothers [16%], including 1 mother with acute lymphoid leukemia, 4 with acute myeloid leukemia, 1 with chronic myeloid leukemia, 8 with Hodgkin lymphoma, and 6 with non-Hodgkin lymphoma).

Other tumor types treated during pregnancy and included in the study were cervical (8%), ovarian (7%), brain (2%), colon (2%), thyroid (2%), and renal cell carcinomas, lung, melanoma, Ewing sarcoma, or soft-tissue sarcoma (1%).  ■

Source: Amant F, Vandenbroucke T, Verheecke M, et al: Pediatric outcomes after maternal cancer diagnosed during pregnancy. Supplementary appendix. N Engl J Med. September 28, 2015 (early release online)


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