Dr. Elyce Cardonick is a maternal-fetal medicine physician who specialzes in treating pregnant women who have cancer. She maintains the Cancer and Pregnancy Registry, where she collects information about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pregnant women to help study the effects of a newly diagnosed cancer and its treatment on a concurrent pregnancy. She has helped and advised numerous women who have received chemotherapy during pregnancy and delivered healthy infants.
Pregnancy isn’t always easy but imagine you’re expecting a little one when you receive an unexpected cancer diagnosis. With mom’s health now also on the line, a South Jersey doctor is breaking the medical mold by helping those women conquer cancer and deliver healthy babies – something that was once considered unthinkable. READ THE FULL STORY […]
Study: Chemo during pregnancy may not harm baby OSSINING, N.Y. —A study out this week looked at the effects of chemotherapy on babies whose mothers were treated for cancer during pregnancy. These cases are rare — only about one in 1,000 expectant moms are diagnosed with cancer. But as women are having babies later, and […]