Cancer ‘treatable’ in pregnancy

Pregnant women with breast cancer may be able to undergo surgery or chemotherapy and still deliver babies at full-term, according to a new report.

Treating cancer during pregnancy cuts the need to deliver the baby early – a major concern in managing the disease, experts said. Doctors should aim for women to have a normal pregnancy because, in most cases, breast cancer can be treated with surgery or chemotherapy or both, said the report in The Lancet. Terminating the pregnancy does not appear to improve the survival rates of women.

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