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pregnancy and cancer, please answer

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  • Posted By: kamsae
  • February 14, 2007
  • 03:25 PM

Regarding: cervical cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer

If I became pregnant with any of these cancers present- how likely is it that i would live through it and be pretty healthy after delivery?

how could it effect the baby? can it get cancer or major health problems ?

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  • I am confused and wondering if you have any of these cancer diagnoses or are just concerned. Generally, you don't have all 3 of these cancers at the same time, so I assume you are just asking. If you have regular pap smears- yearly- you would know you did not have cervical cancer. Also, you will have a pap smear once you are pregnant. If you have had abnormal cervical cells in the past, such as "CIN 11 or 111", your doctor would be diligant to watch your cervix with the hormonal changes of pregnancy. As far as the ovarian cancer question, if you had the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, generally, you would have had that ovary removed as part of your cancer care. If you developed ovarian cancer during pregnancy, which is not common, depending on your health during the pregnancy, the doctor may take the baby early, at the safest age for the baby to survive outside of the womb. Most times, once the baby has delivered, the mother would have a complete hysterectomy, including ovary and tube removal as part of the cancer treatment and evaluation by a gyn oncologist. If you don't have any of these cancers, you are probably adding an unnecessary worry to your life and would be depriving yourself of the joy of pregnancy.
    dalejrlover 6 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 04:34 PM
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  • hi, no i have no known cancers. I just want to know how any of these cancers could effect and pregnancy and if they can cause any major problems for the baby. one sister had an abnormal pap with pre cancerous cells 2 years ago but all follow ups were normal, she has no known ob/gyn afflictions, but lost 2 children during pregnancies. made me wonder if cancers can go undetected or go into submission on thier own. other family members have different forms of cancer including, blood, uterine, and lung. even if its not her problem- i just want to understand the answers for the sake of knowing.
    kamsae 88 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 09:27 PM
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  • ovarian cancer often goes undetected into late stages, based on information on medical sites and commercials on tv.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 05:27 AM
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