What You Should Know About Cancer in Pregnancy


Although it is rare, one can be diagnosed with cancer while they are pregnant. It is also possible to get pregnant, while you already have cancer. Being pregnant usually doesn’t make cancer grow faster in the body. However, hormone changes can stimulate specific cancer, such as melanoma.

Cancer usually won’t affect your unborn Cancer usually won’t affect your baby, but certain types of therapies might pose risks. Your doctor would need to consider the health of your baby when deciding on the best treatment options for you.

Continue reading to learn about cancer during pregnancy, diagnosis and treatment.