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Cancer and pregnancy: the clinician's perspective.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Dotters-Katz, S; McNeil, M; Limmer, J; Kuller, J
Published in: Obstet Gynecol Surv
May 2014

Although uncommon, the incidence of cancer complicating pregnancy is increasing. Managing these pregnancies creates many diagnostic, therapeutic, and ethical dilemmas for the patient, her family, and the medical care team. Despite concerns for fetal well-being, maternal survival should be the first priority. Although surgery and chemotherapy may be used during pregnancy, radiation is generally contraindicated. For most nongynecologic cancers, termination of pregnancy does not improve maternal outcome. Iatrogenic prematurity is the most common pregnancy complication associated with malignancy in pregnancy because many of these infants are delivered early to facilitate maternal treatment. Overall, maternal cancer survival is generally good and does not differ from that of nonpregnant patients.

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Published In

Obstet Gynecol Surv

DOI

EISSN

1533-9866

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

69

Issue

5

Start / End Page

277 / 286

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Melanoma
  • Humans
  • Hematologic Neoplasms
  • Female
 

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Dotters-Katz, S., McNeil, M., Limmer, J., & Kuller, J. (2014). Cancer and pregnancy: the clinician's perspective. Obstet Gynecol Surv, 69(5), 277–286. https://doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000068
Dotters-Katz, Sarah, Michael McNeil, Jane Limmer, and Jeffrey Kuller. “Cancer and pregnancy: the clinician's perspective.Obstet Gynecol Surv 69, no. 5 (May 2014): 277–86. https://doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000068.
Dotters-Katz S, McNeil M, Limmer J, Kuller J. Cancer and pregnancy: the clinician's perspective. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2014 May;69(5):277–86.
Dotters-Katz, Sarah, et al. “Cancer and pregnancy: the clinician's perspective.Obstet Gynecol Surv, vol. 69, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 277–86. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/OGX.0000000000000068.
Dotters-Katz S, McNeil M, Limmer J, Kuller J. Cancer and pregnancy: the clinician's perspective. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2014 May;69(5):277–286.

Published In

Obstet Gynecol Surv

DOI

EISSN

1533-9866

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

69

Issue

5

Start / End Page

277 / 286

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Melanoma
  • Humans
  • Hematologic Neoplasms
  • Female