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Gynecologic cancers in pregnancy

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By İdris Yetimoglu Gynaecologist and obstetrician
Arunachalam Ilancheran
Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological cancer encountered in pregnancy. The standard treatment of early cervical cancer is usually surgical removal of the cervix (in selected cases) or, more commonly, the uterus. However, when cervical cancer develops during pregnancy, definitive surgical treatment often needs to be postponed until the fetus reaches maturity. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is an innovative approach in the management of these patients. It helps in controlling the disease and delaying delivery...
May 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Frédéric Amant, Michael J Halaska, Monica Fumagalli, Karina Dahl Steffensen, Christianne Lok, Kristel Van Calsteren, Sileny N Han, Olivier Mir, Robert Fruscio, Cathérine Uzan, Cynthia Maxwell, Jana Dekrem, Goedele Strauven, Mina Mhallem Gziri, Vesna Kesic, Paul Berveiller, Frank van den Heuvel, Petronella B Ottevanger, Ignace Vergote, Michael Lishner, Philippe Morice, Irena Nulman
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to provide timely and effective guidance for pregnant women and health care providers to optimize maternal treatment and fetal protection and to promote effective management of the mother, fetus, and neonate when administering potentially teratogenic medications. New insights and more experience were gained since the first consensus meeting 5 years ago. METHODS: Members of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology task force "Cancer in Pregnancy" in concert with other international experts reviewed the existing literature on their respective areas of expertise...
March 2014: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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