Cancer and pregnancyCCancer and pregnancyCancer and pregnancyEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC12.000000000000043.0000000000000473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the two types of cancer in pregnancy: cervical cancer and breast cancer. Treatment of cancer during pregnancy is discussed.</p><p>Cancer is a disease where cells grow out of control, forming a tumour that can spread to other parts of the body. There are more than 250 different types of cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women of reproductive age, and cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in pregnancy. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Symptoms of cervical cancer include abnormal vaginal discharge and vaginal bleeding.</li> <li>About 1% to 3% of women with cervical cancer are diagnosed during pregnancy.</li> <li>Pregnant women should have their breasts examined as part of routine care during pregnancy and any suspicious lumps should be promptly investigated.</li></ul>
Cancer et grossesseCCancer et grossesseCancer and pregnancyFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSC Rory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC12.000000000000043.0000000000000473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur le traitement de deux types de cancer pendant la grossesse : le cancer du col de l’utérus et le cancer du sein. Cette section contient de l’information sur le traitement du cancer pendant la grossesse.</p><p>La maladie du cancer se déclare lorsque des cellules se multiplement de façon incontrôlée pour former une tumeur qui s’étend à d’autres parties du corps. Il existe plus de 250 types de cancers différents. Le cancer du sein est le type de cancer le plus commun chez les femmes en âge de procréer, tandis que le cancer du col de l’utérus est le cancer que l’on détecte le plus souvent au cours de la grossesse. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les symptômes du cancer du col de l’utérus comprennent des pertes vaginales anormales et des saignements vaginaux.</li> <li>Environ 1 à 3 % des femmes atteintes du cancer du col de l’utérus reçoivent leur diagnostic au cours de leur grossesse.</li> <li>Les femmes enceintes devraient faire examiner leurs seins lors de leurs consultations de routine au cours de leur grossesse et toute masse suspecte devrait être promptement examinée. </li></ul>

 

 

Cancer and pregnancy360.000000000000Cancer and pregnancyCancer and pregnancyCEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC12.000000000000043.0000000000000473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the two types of cancer in pregnancy: cervical cancer and breast cancer. Treatment of cancer during pregnancy is discussed.</p><p>Cancer is a disease where cells grow out of control, forming a tumour that can spread to other parts of the body. There are more than 250 different types of cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women of reproductive age, and cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in pregnancy. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Symptoms of cervical cancer include abnormal vaginal discharge and vaginal bleeding.</li> <li>About 1% to 3% of women with cervical cancer are diagnosed during pregnancy.</li> <li>Pregnant women should have their breasts examined as part of routine care during pregnancy and any suspicious lumps should be promptly investigated.</li></ul><h2>Cervical cancer</h2> <p>The symptoms of cervical cancer include abnormal vaginal discharge and vaginal bleeding, but most women with early cervical cancer have no symptoms. If women do not have an annual Pap smear done to evaluate the health of the cervix, cervical cancer may go undiagnosed. During pregnancy, a Pap smear is routinely done to assess the cervix. As a result, cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in pregnancy. About 1% to 3% of patients with cervical cancer are diagnosed during pregnancy. </p> <p>If a pregnant woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer, she may require treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation, depending on how advanced the cancer is. While the cervical cancer itself and surgery do not seem to affect the unborn baby, the drugs used to treat cancer can be harmful. In the first trimester, for example, a high enough dose of radiation leads to a high rate of miscarriage. Radiation is also associated with a higher risk of stillbirths and birth defects. Chemotherapy can also cause birth defects, and therefore should be avoided in the first trimester when the major organs of the baby are developing. If at all possible, it is advisable to delay treatment until the baby is old enough to be delivered by caesarean section and survive outside the womb. </p> <h2>Breast cancer</h2> <p>Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women of reproductive age, and therefore is another cause for concern in pregnancy. </p> <p>During pregnancy, a woman’s breast size increases, making it difficult to notice the small lumps that may indicate cancer. As a result, pregnant women have a decreased chance of early diagnosis. Pregnant women should practice self-examination and have their breasts examined by their health-care provider as a part of routine care during pregnancy. Any suspicious lumps should be promptly investigated. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/cancer_and_pregnancy.jpgCancer and pregnancy

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