Pregnancy Soon After Chemotherapy May Be Riskier
Women who become pregnant soon after
taking a chemotherapy drug may be at higher risk for miscarriage
or fetal malformations, according to a study in mice released
The finding could have implications for cancer patients
who undergo egg retrieval and in vitro fertilization (IVF) during
a break in treatment, the researchers said. The research on mice
suggests that eggs collected from women within 6 to 12 months
of treatment could be particularly vulnerable to malformations.
study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, was carried
out by Dr. Dror Meirow at the Rabin Medical Centre and Schneider
Children Medical Centre in Israel and colleagues at the Hadassah
Medical Centre in Jerusalem, the University of Leeds in the UK,
and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.
Thanks to Reuters Health
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