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Small cell lung cancer during pregnancy 

Small cell lung cancer during pregnancy
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Small cell lung cancer during pregnancy
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Thankamma Ajithkumar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199664535.003.0003
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date: 20 August 2019

Management of cancer during pregnancy is a challenging where oncologists face the difficult situation of optimising the care of the mother without causing harm to the foetus. While the principles of management of cancer during pregnancy are not different from non-pregnant cancer, the choice of investigations depends on the balance of unnecessary exposure of radiotherapy to the foetus and the information gained to guide further management. Treatment needs to individualised based on the age of foetus, the type and extent of cancer and patient wishes.

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