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Pregnant cancer

B Borghese, P Santulli, L Marcellin, C Chapron
Endometriosis and adenomyosis are histologically defined. The frequency of endometriosis cannot be precisely estimated in the general population. Endometriosis is considered a disease when it causes pain and/or infertility. Endometriosis is a heterogeneous disease with three well-recognized subtypes that are often associated with each other: superficial endometriosis (SUP), ovarian endometrioma (OMA), and deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). DIE is frequently multifocal and mainly affects the following structures: the uterosacral ligaments, the posterior vaginal cul-de-sac, the bladder, the ureters, and the digestive tract (rectum, recto-sigmoid junction, appendix)...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Xiaohai Liu, Yang Liu, Jun Gao, Ming Feng, Xinjie Bao, Kan Deng, Yong Yao, Renzhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Prolactinomas are the most common functional pituitary adenomas, and dopamine agonists (DAs) are the primary therapy. However, some patients are resistant to DAs. Recently, metformin has been proposed as a cancer treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION: This study is a retrospective review of two cases, including one patient with prolactinoma who was resistant to bromocriptine, diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance and administered metformin. Surprisingly, combining the patient's treatment with metformin decreased prolactin (PRL) levels to 12 ng/ml and had significantly decreased the size of the tumor after one year of combination therapy...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
V Balaya, H Bonsang-Kitzis, C Ngo, M Delomenie, M Gosset, M Mimouni, C Nos, P M David, A S Bats, F Lecuru
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is rare, but this clinical situation arises in 1/10,000 to 1/3,000 pregnancies. In patients presenting an early-stage breast tumor devoid of clinically pathological lymph node, sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has not yet been validated as a routine procedure for pregnant women due to the lack of data in the literature. The blue dye injection is not recommended because of 2% theoretical risk of anaphylactic shock. Several studies have shown that Tc99m injection at conventional dose between 12...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Kosuke Yoshihara, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Makoto Chihara, Eiri Shima, Sosuke Adachi, Masanori Isobe, Kazufumi Haino, Masayuki Yamaguchi, Masayuki Sekine, Katsunori Kashima, Koichi Takakuwa, Nobumichi Nishikawa, Takayuki Enomoto
OBJECTIVES: Cervical cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in pregnancy. Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of abdominal radical trachelectomy (ART) for pregnant women with early-stage cervical cancer who strongly desire to preserve their pregnancies. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective observational study was performed for stage IB1 cervical cancer patients who underwent ART or radical hysterectomy (RH) at our hospital between February 2013 and June 2017...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Chuanbo Xie, Nan Shao, Longjun He, Xiuhong Li, Cong Li, Jibin Li, Dongfang Su
Background Reproductive factors have been well-documented risk factors for breast cancer. Few studies have examined whether the associations between reproductive factors and breast cancer differed across races/ethnicities. Methods We analyzed a sub-sample (70, 734) of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) dataset. Participants with valid baseline questionnaire and without breast cancer at enrollment were included into analysis. We stratified the participants into subgroups based on their races/ethnicities then estimated the effects of the reproductive factors on breast cancer within each group using Cox-proportion regression models...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Xu Ru-Jin, Xia Jian-Ping, Huang Jian-Feng, Qian Chun-Yan
OBJECTIVE: To understand the status of Toxoplasma gondii infections and the awareness of toxoplasmosis prevention and control knowledge among high-risk populations in Hangzhou City. METHODS: The serum anti- T. gondii antibodies were detected in 100 HIV/AIDS patients, 100 cancer patients, 100 pregnant women and 100 healthy controls, and the awareness of toxoplasmosis prevention and control knowledge was investigated using a questionnaire. RESULTS: The sero-prevalence of T...
December 21, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
Kemal Beksaç, Fatih Aktoz, Gökçen Örgül, Hasan Tolga Çelik, A Seval Özgü-Erdinç, M Sinan Beksaç
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate "papillary thyroid carcinoma-pregnancy" interaction among cancer survivors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinical records of 8 pregnant women who received treatment for papillary thyroid cancer before their pregnancy were evaluated. Clinical features, pregnancy/ perinatal outcomes and high-risk factors were compared with 45 control cases who were randomly assigned from the institutional perinatal medicine database. RESULTS: Patients in the cancer group were older than the control group (34...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Donghoon Lee, Hyun-Young Shin, Sang Min Park
Background: In Korea, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection accounts for approximately 65-75% of HBV-related diseases, such as chronic hepatitis and liver cancer, and mother-to-child transmission is presumed to be a major source of the infection. To tackle this issue, the Korean government launched the national Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) in 2002. This study analyzed the cost-effectiveness of the PHBPP with antiviral prophylaxis compared with the current PHBPP and/or universal vaccination, as well as identified the optimal strategy to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HBV in Korea...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
Maria Leonardi, Agnese Cecconi, Rosa Luraschi, Elena Rondi, Federica Cattani, Roberta Lazzari, Anna Morra, Santos Soto, Vanna Zanagnolo, Viviana Galimberti, Oreste Gentilini, Fedro Peccatori, Barbara Jereczek-Fossa, Roberto Orecchia
Background: The aim of this study was to confirm our preliminary results with in vivo dosimetry in non-pregnant breast cancer patients receiving electron beam intraoperative radiotherapy (ELIOT) and to report on the first treatment in a pregnant woman. Patients and Methods: Following our previous experience, 5 non-pregnant patients receiving ELIOT to the tumor bed after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) were studied with thermoluminescent dosimeters positioned in the subdiaphragmatic region, within the uterus, and in the ovarian region...
December 2017: Breast Care
David Diaz-Carballo, Sahitya Saka, Jacqueline Klein, Tobias Rennkamp, Ali Haydar Acikelli, Sascha Malak, Holger Jastrow, Gunther Wennemuth, Clemens B Tempfer, Inge Schmitz, Andrea Tannapfel, Dirk Strumberg
The effects of anticancer treatments on cell heterogeneity and their proliferative potential play an important role in tumor persistence and metastasis. However, little is known about de-polyploidization, cell fate, and physiological stemness of the resulting cell populations. Here we describe a distinctive cell type termed "pregnant" P1 cells found within chemotherapy refractory ovarian tumors, which generate and gestate daughter generation Gn-cells intracytoplasmically. Release of Gn-cells occurred by ejection through crevices in P1 cell membrane by body contractions or using a funiculus-like structure...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Research
Masayuki Sekine, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tabata, Tamotsu Sudo, Ryuichiro Nishimura, Koji Matsuo, Brendan H Grubbs, Takayuki Enomoto, Tomoaki Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Malignancy during pregnancy has become a significant cause of maternal death in developed countries, likely due to both an older pregnant population, and increases of cervical cancer in younger women. Our aim is to investigate the clinical aspects of malignancy during pregnancy in Japan and to use this information to identify opportunities for earlier detection and treatment. METHODS: We provided a questionnaire to 1508 secondary or tertiary care hospitals in Japan...
February 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Guangshu Liang, Xuqian Fang, Xiaoyi Lin, Xiaojing Feng, Huangying Lu, Yinglei Wan, Zhidong Gu
PURPOSE: Cancer antigen 153 (CA 15-3) is one of the most commonly used biomarkers of breast cancer. However, elevated CA 15-3 is reported in pregnant and lactating women more frequently on Beckman DxI 800 immunoassay system (Ma695-Ma552 antibody pair) than on Abbott ARCHITECT system (115D8-DF3 antibody pair) in laboratory methodological evaluation. We conducted this study in order to figure out the reason behind this phenomenon. METHODS: Serum CA 15-3 concentration was analyzed in 426 subjects, including 180 patients with breast cancer, 121 patients with benign breast disease, and 125 healthy volunteers (45 pregnant and 80 non-pregnant women)...
February 2, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Jorine de Haan, Magali Verheecke, Kristel Van Calsteren, Ben Van Calster, Roman G Shmakov, Mina Mhallem Gziri, Michael J Halaska, Robert Fruscio, Christianne A R Lok, Ingrid A Boere, Paolo Zola, Petronella B Ottevanger, Christianne J M de Groot, Fedro A Peccatori, Karina Dahl Steffensen, Elyce H Cardonick, Evgeniya Polushkina, Lukas Rob, Lorenzo Ceppi, Gennady T Sukhikh, Sileny N Han, Frédéric Amant
BACKGROUND: Awareness is growing that cancer can be treated during pregnancy, but the effect of this change on maternal and neonatal outcomes is unknown. The International Network on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy (INCIP) registers the incidence and maternal, obstetric, oncological, and neonatal outcomes of cancer occurring during pregnancy. We aimed to describe the oncological management and obstetric and neonatal outcomes of patients registered in INCIP and treated in the past 20 years, and assess associations between cancer type or treatment modality and obstetric and neonatal outcomes...
January 25, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Sebastian Findeklee
Newly diagnosed cancer in pregnancy is an issue with increasing importance, because fulfilling the wish to have a child is shifted later in life. Tumour disease is diagnosed in around 0.1% of all pregnancies in Germany. Most common tumour entities involve the breast, the cervix and the hematopoietic system. As tumour prognosis is not negatively affected by pregnancy and gestation does not disclude oncologic therapy it is important to plan treatment immediately. Oncologic surgery preserving the uterus is not at all limited...
February 1, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
Hoon Kim, Seul Ki Kim, Jung Ryeol Lee, Kyung Joo Hwang, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
With advances in the methods of cancer treatment used in modern medicine, the number of breast cancer survivors has been consistently rising. As the number of women who wish to become pregnant after being diagnosed with breast cancer increases, it is necessary to consider fertility preservation in these patients. However, medical doctors may be unaware of the importance of fertility preservation among cancer patients because most patients do not share their concerns about fertility with their doctors. Considering the time spent choosing and undergoing treatment, an early referral to a reproductive specialist is the best way to prevent a delay in cancer treatment...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
Haomin Yang, Wei He, Mikael Eriksson, Jingmei Li, Natalie Holowko, Flaminia Chiesa, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is frequently linked to reduced breast cancer risk. However, little is known regarding the underlying genetic association and the association between preeclampsia and mammographic density. METHODS: This study estimates the incidence rate ratios (IRRs) of breast cancer in patients with preeclampsia, when compared to women without preeclampsia, using Poisson regression models in two cohorts of pregnant women: a Swedish nationwide cohort (n = 1,337,934, 1973-2011) and the Karolinska Mammography Project for Risk Prediction of Breast Cancer (KARMA, n = 55,044, 1958-2015)...
January 23, 2018: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
Amy Winship, Ellen Menkhorst, Michelle Van Sinderen, Evdokia Dimitriadis
Interleukin (IL)11 is a crucial regulator during the initiation of pregnancy in humans and mice. Elevated levels are detected in serum, placenta and decidua of women with pre-eclampsia. Elevated IL11 during placentation recapitulates pre-eclampsia in mice, although withdrawal rescues pre-eclampsia features, suggesting that IL11 could provide a novel therapeutic target. The aim of this study was to determine the safety profile of an IL11 antagonist ligated to polyethylene glycol (PEGIL11A) during pregnancy in mice...
December 19, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Jennifer M Levine, John A Whitton, Jill P Ginsberg, Daniel M Green, Wendy M Leisenring, Marilyn Stovall, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Charles A Sklar
BACKGROUND: Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk of nonsurgical premature menopause (NSPM). To the authors' knowledge, risk factors for NSPM and its impact on reproduction remain poorly defined. METHODS: The menopausal status of 2930 survivors diagnosed between 1970 and 1986 (median age, 6 years [range, birth-20 years]) who were aged > 18 years at the time of the current study (median age, 35 years [range, 18-58 years]) was compared with 1399 siblings...
January 16, 2018: Cancer
Agustin Avilés, Maria-Jesus Nambo, Natividad Neri
Background: To assess maternal and fetal outcome of women and newborns who received chemotherapy during pregnancy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)in early stages (IA, IIA), we performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 44 pregnant women with HL and early stages, diagnosed and treated between 1988 to 2013, at a tertiary reference cancer center. Methods: We analyzed data on HL characteristics and treatment, with a particular attention to maternal and fetal complications; in children, we performed a longer follow-up to detect any anomaly in physical development, scholar performance, psychological, cardiac, neurological function, and intelligence tests...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Kelly M Latimer
Smoking cessation for patients who smoke should be a top priority for physicians. Nicotine dependence should be considered a chronic disease, with the expectation that relapse is normal. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians screen all adults for tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and Food and Drug Administration-approved pharmacotherapy for cessation to adults who use tobacco. It also recommends use of the 5 As (ie, Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange) in discussing tobacco use with patients...
January 2018: FP Essentials
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