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Do cancer and its treatment affect later pregnancy outcomes?

 

An International Journal of Cancer study found that female survivors of certain types of cancer have higher risks of poor outcomes in pregnancies conceived after diagnosis than women without cancer.

In the study, diagnoses from cancer registries were linked to pregnancy outcomes from birth certificates in three US states.

Cervical cancer survivors had higher risks of preterm birth, as did survivors of invasive breast cancer and leukemia. Investigators observed a higher risk of small for gestational age infants (kchap01@emory.edu

The risk of preterm birth and growth restriction in pregnancy after cancer

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