Cancer Diagnosis During Pregnancy

April 26, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: ,

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The Question: Does a diagnosis of maternal cancer during pregnancy increase the unborn child’s risk of physical or cognitive development? The Study: The researchers found 129 children 12-42 months old with mothers who had had cancer during their pregnancies. Seventy-four percent of the children were exposed to chemotherapy while in utero, 8.5% to radiotherapy, 10.1%…

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