9 February 2012
Kim Hardwick, Senior Cancer Information Nurse at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
“It’s really important that everyone with cancer is given good information and supported to understand their treatment options, including the benefits and any potential risks. This might be particularly difficult for a pregnant woman, who will clearly be concerned for the safety of her baby as well as herself.
“Cancer during pregnancy is thankfully a rare occurrence. But pregnant women with cancer can be successfully treated with chemotherapy. We welcome good quality research which informs people with cancer about the risks and benefits of the decisions they need to make.”
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