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Evaluation and Management of Lymphoma and Leukemia in Pregnancy

COHEN, JONATHON B. MD; BLUM, KRISTIE A. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: December 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 4 - p 556–566
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318236e68a
Cancer In Pregnancy

Cancer complicates roughly 1 in 1000 pregnancies with roughly 18% of these cases represented by the hematologic malignancies. These can range from an indolent lymphoma requiring only close monitoring to acute, life-threatening, processes requiring emergent therapy, and evaluation for potential termination of the pregnancy. Management of a pregnant woman with a hematologic malignancy requires a multidisciplinary approach combining the expertise of hematologists, obstetricians, and perinatologists to accomplish the best possible outcome. Many women are able to be treated successfully and deliver healthy babies.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, The Arthur G. James Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Kristie A. Blum, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, The Arthur G. James Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Ohio State University, Starling Loving Hall, Room B315, Columbus, OH. E-mail: kristie.blum@osumc.edu.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.