Cancer in Gestation

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 196

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sant’Eugenio Hospital, Roma, Italy
Interests: gynecologic oncology; robotic surgery; genetics; prenatal medicine; legal medicine; maternal immunization
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Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to be the Guest Editor of this Special Issue dedicated to “Cancer in Gestation”. Cancer during pregnancy is not commonly diagnosed, but it can happen. In fact, thousands of cancers occur during pregnancies each year in the United States and worldwide. The most common types of cancer found during pregnancy are, understandably, similar to the most common cancers in younger women. They include breast, cervical, thyroid, colon, and ovarian cancers, as well as melanoma, lymphoma, and leukemia. Although it is less common, someone might become pregnant while receiving treatment for cancer. If this happens, the approach to treatment is the same as if the cancer was diagnosed during pregnancy. During pregnancy, it can sometimes be hard to know if body changes derive from the pregnancy or from cancer. Because of these challenges, when cancer develops during a pregnancy, it is often diagnosed at a more advanced stage than it would be otherwise. We all know that treatment goals are the same as they would be if patients were not pregnant to cure the cancer if possible, or to control it and stop it from spreading. However, our treatment options will likely be more complicated because the treatment team will need to balance giving patients the best treatment for cancer while also considering the baby. Given the relevance of the subject, I warmly invite you to submit your contribution.

Dr. Fabrizio Signore
Guest Editor

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  • cancer
  • pregnancy
  • fetus
  • chemotherapy
  • radiotherapy
  • surgery
  • targeted therapy
  • immunotherapy

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