Medical News Summary: Pregnancy has no effect of skin cancer growth


About: Pregnancy has no effect of skin cancer growth
Date: 17 November 2004
Source: Reuters Health
Author: David Douglas
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health): A report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by European researchers has found that pregnancy does not affect the survival rate of women with malignant melanoma of the skin. Thus the hormonal and other body changes that women undergo during pregnancy does not affect the rate of growth of skin cancers. Thus, there is no justification to terminating a pregnancy in order to improve skin cancer prognosis.
Related Disease Topics: Malignant melanoma of skin, Malignant melanoma, Skin cancer, Pregnancy

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