Types of cancer in pregnancy

Any type of cancer can happen during pregnancy, but some cancers are more likely than others. Some of these are the cancer types that are more common in younger people.

But cancers that are more likely in pregnancy may also include some that affect women as they get older. This is because more women are having families later in life, and cancer becomes more common as we get older.

The most common types of cancers diagnosed during pregnancy are:

Pregnancy itself does not increase the risk of developing cancer.

This section includes information about the more common cancers that can happen in pregnancy and how they may be treated.