Pregnant women with lymphoma can have a healthy baby despite treatment at various trimesters.   Leave a comment

Although cancer during pregnancy is uncommon, occurring in about 3,500 women annually in the United States. A recent study in San Diego found that “women diagnosed with lymphoma during pregnancy stand a good chance of carrying a healthy child to term even when they opt for treatment during the second or third trimester”. Among 82 women diagnosed with either Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma during pregnancy, 48 opted to start therapy during pregnancy.  All but one woman had a normal birth.  Hopefully this brings hope to any pregnant lymphoma patient out there.

To find out more on this study, look here:

http://www.familypracticenews.com/news/more-top-news/single-view/pregnant-women-with-lymphoma-can-have-good-outcomes/fa326a89e6.html

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