Cancer and Pregnancy: A Practical Approach for the Gynecologist


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Series: Obstetrics and Gynecology Advances

BISAC: MED033000

Target Audience: Ob-Gyn, midwives, General Practitioners

Cancer during pregnancy is a rare event, occurring approximately once per 1,000 pregnancies annually. Treatment of cancer can often be safely administered with good maternal and fetal outcomes. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery must be adapted to the pregnancy state. Psychological support is needed at all levels of care. In addition the diagnosis of cancer during reproductive age is increased, so procedures for counseling women with newly diagnosed cancer for fertility preservation are necessary. This work will provide an updated review of the diagnosis, staging and treatment options for cancer during pregnancy and the tools for a complete oncofertility counseling.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Oncofertility
(Revelli Alberto, Salvagno Francesca, Canosa Stefano, Sestero Marta, Evangelisti Bernadette, Gennarelli Gianluca, and Benedetto Chiara – Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, Sant Anna hospital, University of Torino, Turin, Italy)

Chapter 2. Fertility Sparing Procedures
(Alessandra Surace and Maria Grazia Baù – Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Italy)

Chapter 3. Taking Care of Women with Cancer During Pregnancy
(Chiara Ferrari and Giuseppina Poppa – Emergency Department, S. Anna Hospital, University of Torino, Turin, Italy)

Chapter 4. Psychological Aspects in Women with Cancer and Pregnancy
(Maria Rosa Stanizzo and Federica Romeo – Clinical Psychology, Department of Neuroscience, “Città della Salute e della Scienza” Hospital of Turin, Turin, Italy)

Chapter 5. Imaging Procedures in Pregnancy for Pre-Invasive and Invasive Lesions in Gynecological Cancers
(Donatella Tota, Stephanie Anne Sophie Gentile, Veronica Rossetti and Vincenzo Marra – Department of Diagnostic Imaging, City of Health and Science, University of Turin, Turin, Italy, et al.)

Chapter 6. Diagnostic Methods for Neoplastic and Pre-Invasive Lesions of Non-Gynaecological Neoplasms in Pregnancy
(Pietro Danna, Lara Isabel Garcia Navarro, Carolina Coda, and Alessandro Carriero – Department of Diagnosis and Treatment Services, Radiodiagnostics, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy)

Chapter 7. Monitoring Pregnancy (In Patients with History of Cancer and Diagnosis of Cancer)
(L. Mosino, P. Tondo, S. Gemmiti, M. Carosso, E. Picardo and Benedetto C. – Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, City of Health and Science, University of Turin, Turin, Italy)

Chapter 8. Lactation in Cancer
(Annalisa Bergallo – Sant’Anna Hospital, City of Health and Science of Turin, Turin, Italy)

Chapter 9. Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
(Mano Maria Piera, Bortolini Massimiliano, and Mondino Aurelia – University of Turin, Medical Sciences, Torino, Italy, et al.)

Chapter 10. Anticancer Therapies During Pregnancy: Focus on Breast Cancer
(Marinella Mistrangelo and Alessandra Beano – SSCVD Senologia Oncologica – Breast Unit, P. O. Sant’Anna – Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Turin, Italy)

Chapter 11. Supportive Care in Pregnancy
(Valentina Cotugno, Matilde Scaldaferri and Francesco Cattel – Hospital Pharmacy Città della Salute e Della scienza di Torino, Italy)

Chapter 12. Radiation Therapy and Pregnancy
(Sergio Gribaudo, Jacopo Di Muzio and Veronica Richetto – Department of Oncology – Radiotherapy, A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Turin, Italy, et al.)


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