Discovering that you’re pregnant and that you have cancer is a study in contrasts—it’s the happiest time in many women’s lives combined with one of the darkest and most terrifying.
“In the midst of the joy of pregnancy there’s this frightening diagnosis,” says Generosa Grana, MD, Director of the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. “The mom-to-be is worried about her own survival as well as the impact of her disease on the baby she’s giving birth to. What’s more, many doctors aren’t used to dealing with this difficult situation.” Read the full post from cooperhealth.org.
Researching pregnant women with cancer and their children. By pooling information into a central registry we can accumulate stronger data to help oncologists, obstetricians and patients make informed decisions about treating cancer in pregnancy.
The Cancer and Pregnancy Fund of the Cooper Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.