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 cancers are being diagnosed earlier, the numbers are expected to rise.
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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.