Prognosis, counseling, and indications for termination of pregnancy

Nicolas Gillingham, Ashima Muttreja, Amita Kamath

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Abstract: As the coincidence of pregnancy and cancer rise, clinicians must be prepared to counsel their patients on the complex relationship between maternal and fetal health. In most types of cancer, maternal prognosis mirrors that of non-pregnant women. However, challenges associated with the timing of diagnosis and treatment can present additional risks. Consequently, pregnant cancer patients must be counseled early and effectively with regard to how their pregnancy status affects treatment options and the range of expected outcomes for both mother and fetus. Some patients choose to terminate pregnancy after such counseling, though the specific course of action depends on the cancer in question, the stage at diagnosis, and the personal priorities and values of the patient. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1612-1617
Number of pages6
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2023


  • Cancer
  • Counseling
  • Pregnancy


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