Pregnancy

Conception, Pregnancy Possible During TKI Therapy for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Conception, Pregnancy Possible During TKI Therapy for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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A retrospective and prospective study of Italian adult patients with CML investigated the potential for childbearing and outcomes in this patient population.

Quality of Life Decreased in Women With Breast Cancer During or Shortly After Pregnancy

Quality of Life Decreased in Women With Breast Cancer During or Shortly After Pregnancy

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Study findings measure quality of life for pregnant patients with breast cancer and reveals the effectiveness of disease-specific assessment tools.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors' Desire for Pregnancy Changes After Treatment

Many Breast Cancer Survivors' Desire for Pregnancy Changes After Treatment

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Researchers surveyed 60 breast cancer survivors to determine if their desire to achieve pregnancy had changed after completing treatment. These findings were presented at ESMO 2018 Congress.

Younger Patients Need Education on Contraceptive Use During Breast Cancer Treatment

Younger Patients Need Education on Contraceptive Use During Breast Cancer Treatment

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A study from the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología demonstrated a potential need for education on fertility and contraceptive use among young women with breast cancer.

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible cancer risks and also possible protective benefits associated with the use of oral contraceptives.

Antenatal Cancer Therapy Associated With Specific Neonatal Complications

Antenatal Cancer Therapy Associated With Specific Neonatal Complications

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Cohort study assessed the effect of antenatal cancer treatment on specific neonatal complications by type of chemotherapy and by type of cancer.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher Among Women Who Used Hormonal Contraception

Breast Cancer Risk Higher Among Women Who Used Hormonal Contraception

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Recent use of hormonal contraception was associated with a higher risk of breast cancer than seen in women who had never used hormonal contraceptives, researchers found.

Reproductive History and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Reproductive History and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible correlations between cancer risk and factors such as pregnancy and breast feeding.

Rates of Pregnancy Significantly Lower in Cancer Survivors Compared With General Population

Rates of Pregnancy Significantly Lower in Cancer Survivors Compared With General Population

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Girls and women aged 39 years and younger may be up to 38% less likely to achieve pregnancy after surviving cancer vs patients who have never had cancer.

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

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Cancer treatment during childbearing years increased risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies.

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

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Pregnancy around the time of, or after, diagnosis of breast cancer is not associated with an increased risk of death.

Women With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Appear to Have Successful Pregnancies

Women With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Appear to Have Successful Pregnancies

Evidence suggests that women with myeloproliferative neoplasms have a higher risk of maternal and fetal complications. In this data analysis, researchers evaluated outcomes for pregnant women with essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia, or myelofibrosis and their infants.

Pregnancy Screening Inconsistent in Female Adolescents Before Chemotherapy Exposure

Pregnancy Screening Inconsistent in Female Adolescents Before Chemotherapy Exposure

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Pregnancy screening rates before teratogenic exposures are low for female adolescent patients with acute leukemia and those with ER visits including abdominal/pelvic CT.

<i>BRCA1</i> Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

BRCA1 Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries,according to a recent report.

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Among women aged up to 49 years with a pregnancy-associated melanoma, recurrence rates were higher than seen in other groups.

Prognosis Is Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Prognosis Is Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

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A recent study showed that women younger than 50 years who are pregnant or were recently pregnant at diagnosis of melanoma have a higher risk of death from the skin cancer.

Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Cancer Investigated

Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Cancer Investigated

Prenatal exposure to maternal cancer, with or without treatment, does not appear to impact early child development, a study found.

Pregnancy should not delay cancer treatment, study suggests

Pregnancy should not delay cancer treatment, study suggests

Women whose cancer is diagnosed while pregnant can start cancer treatment immediately and do not need to terminate the pregnancy.

Cancer risk linked to incidence of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

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The risk of hepatobiliary cancer and immune-mediated and cardiovascular diseases later in life is increased in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) than in women without this condition.

Prenatal genetic tests useful for identification of maternal cancers

Prenatal genetic tests useful for identification of maternal cancers

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, researchers say, but could instead indicate cancer.

Embryo cryopreservation possible for women with breast cancer

Embryo cryopreservation possible for women with breast cancer

Embryo cryopreservation after aromatase inhibitor treatment and ovarian stimulation preserves fertility for patients with breast cancer, according to a study published online.

In mothers, non-invasive prenatal fetal testing can detect early cancer

In mothers, non-invasive prenatal fetal testing can detect early cancer

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) can be employed as a less-invasive means to detect cancer in expecting mothers.

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

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Breast cancer during pregnancy presents additional psychosocial challenges as patients cope with a devastating diagnosis during a time of hope and promise for the future.

Pregnancy-related risks impact childbearing decisions for meningioma survivors

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Female meningioma survivors are more likely to want and to become pregnant than the general population, and some research indicates that pregnancy may be a risk factor for tumor progression or recurrence.

Mortality rates not increased in pregnancy-associated malignant melanoma

Mortality rates not increased in pregnancy-associated malignant melanoma

Cause-specific mortality similar for women and girls with pregnancy-associated MM or non-PAMM.

International team assessed the impact of cancer treatment on children of women pregnant at diagnosis or during treatment

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A number of oncologists hesitate to administer treatments to pregnant patients with cancer, due to concerns about the effect on the unborn.

ESHRE: Low evidence of fertility drug and cancer link

ESHRE: Low evidence of fertility drug and cancer link

Use of fertility drugs doesn't appear to increase a woman's long-term risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers, new research indicates, but researchers still urge long-term monitoring.

IUDs may up breast cancer risk

IUDs may up breast cancer risk

A new study has found that the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, or progesterone-releasing IUD, may be associated with a higher than expected incidence of breast cancer.

Smoking and smoke exposure increase adverse pregnancy outcomes

Smoking and smoke exposure increase adverse pregnancy outcomes

Increased odds for spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, and ectopic pregnancies were seen for smokers, compared to never-smoking women.

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