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Cancer and Pregnancy (Recent Results in Cancer Research) by A. Surbone, F. Peccatori, N. Pavlidis

By A. Surbone, F. Peccatori, N. Pavlidis

This ebook is written through specialists with scientific services on analysis, remedy, and follow-up of girls with melanoma while pregnant. It presents a finished assessment of information and an outline of mental, moral, and social elements. Chapters handle the analysis, therapy, and follow-up of ladies with strong or hematologic cancers. the protection of next being pregnant and the upkeep or enhancement of fertility in ladies present process melanoma remedy also are addressed.

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Ann Intern Med 74: 87–91 Vantroyen B, Vanstraelen D (2002) Management of essential thrombocythemia during pregnancy with aspirin, interferon alpha-2a and no treatment. A comparative analysis of the literature. Acta Haematol 107: 158–169 Volkenandt M, Buchner T, Hiddemann W, Van de Loo J (1987) Acute leukaemia during pregnancy. Lancet 2: 1521–1522 Watson WJ (2005) Herceptin (trastuzumab) therapy during pregnancy: association with reversible anhydramnios. Obstet Gynecol 105: 642–643 Weisz B, Meirow D, Schiff E, Lishner M (2004) Impact and treatment of cancer during pregnancy.

Even important masses can be obscured by the normal reaction of the breast to pregnancy, and therefore it is difficult for mammography to be useful to achieve diagnosis in this special setting. However, mammography should be recommended before surgery in order to rule out diffuse microcalcifications in case conservative surgery is planned. From this standpoint, a single projection can be considered to reduce radiation exposure. The use of MRI to diagnose breast cancer in pregnancy has not been investigated adequately.

Gentilini 4 mGy, well below the threshold for deterministic effects of 100 mGy (Pentheroudakis and Pavlidis 2006). The dense, proliferating mammary glands of young pregnant women may make mammographic diagnosis difficult (sensitivity less than 70%) (Pavlidis and Pentheroudakis 2005; Moore and Foster 2000). Even important masses can be obscured by the normal reaction of the breast to pregnancy, and therefore it is difficult for mammography to be useful to achieve diagnosis in this special setting.

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