Cancer and Pregnancy by A. SurboneCancer and Pregnancy by A. Surbone

Cancer and Pregnancy

EditorA. Surbone, F. Peccatori, N. Pavlidis

Hardcover | November 16, 2007

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The concomitance of cancer and pregnancy is a biological paradox and one of the greatest challenges in the lives of young patients, their partners, and their families. It is also a challenge to oncologists, because the management of the pregnant cancer patient involves both mother and fetus. Ideally, oncologists, reproductive endocrinologists, obstetricians and neonatologists, nurses, and psychologists work within a dedicated multidisciplinary team to deliver optimal cancer therapy to the mother, while assuring fetal well-being.This book, written by oncology experts with knowledge and clinical expertise on diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of women with different types of cancer during pregnancy, provides a comprehensive review of existing data on cancer during pregnancy and a general overview of its psychological, ethical, and social aspects. Chapters address the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of young women with specific solid or hematologic cancers during pregnancy. The safety of subsequent pregnancy after cancer treatments and the alternatives to maintain or enhance fertility in women undergoing cancer therapy are also addressed. While not intended as a practical guideline, the book contains clinical suggestions, bibliography, and references to available online sources about referral centers, ongoing clinical trials, and tumor registries to help oncologists in the clinic.
Title:Cancer and PregnancyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pagesPublished:November 16, 2007Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540712720

ISBN - 13:9783540712725

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Why the topic of "Cancer and Pregnancy" is so important. Prenatal irradiation and pregnancy: The effects of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. Maternal and fetal effects of systemic therapy in the pregnant woman with cancer. Breast cancer during pregnancy: Epidemiology, surgical treatment and staging. Breast cancer during pregnancy: Medical therapy and prognosis. Subsequent pregnancy after breast cancer. Cervical and endometrial cancer during pregnancy. Ovarian cancers in pregnancy. Fertility after the treatment of gynecological tumors. Leukaemia and pregnancy. Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas during pregnancy. Pregnancy and thyroid cancer. Gastrointestinal, urologic and lung malignancies during pregnancy. Melanoma during pregnancy: Diagnosis, staging, clinical picture. Melanoma during pregnancy: Therapeutic management and outcome. Metastatic involvement of placenta and foetus in pregnant women with cancer. The obstetric care of the pregnant woman with cancer. Fertility issues and options in young women with cancer. Psychooncologic care in young women facing cancer and pregnancy. Counselling young cancer patients about reproductive issues. Psychosocial issues in young women facing cancer and pregnancy: The role of patients' advocacy.