Published in Cancer Weekly, August 19th, 2003
"Radiotherapy as definitive treatment for invasive cervical cancer during pregnancy causes spontaneous abortion in most cases," scientists in the United States report.
"Surgical evacuation of the uterus is indicated when abortion does not occur, exposing patients to additional morbidity. Two Latin American women, diagnosed with FIGO stage IB2 cervical cancer at approximately 15 weeks gestation, underwent radiotherapy with radiosensitizing chemotherapy," wrote K. Ostrom and colleagues, University New Mexico, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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