Pregnancy and Cancer

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It is very rare to find cancer during Pregnancy. But now days since most women are waiting to get pregnant until they are older, can lead to development of cancer since most cancers increase with age. Some cancer treatments are safe for the foetus during pregnancy or only during certain times of pregnancy. Most Cancers do not spread from woman to the foetus though some may spread to the placenta. Cancer that may occur during pregnancy includes:-

*) Cervical Cancer

*) Breast Cancer

*) Thyroid Cancer

*) Hodgkin Lymphoma

*) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

*) Melanoma

*) Gestational trophoblastic Tumor

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed during pregnancy. Cancer of a pregnant woman rarely affects the foetus. Only a few cancers like the malignant melanoma, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin-Lymphoma and Leukaemia can spread from mother to foetus.

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