A recent study in the Lancet British Medical Journal demonstrated clearcut safety of chemotherapy in pregnant woman.
The predicament of women with cancer when pregnant, has been a delicate situation without clearcut data to support immediate treatment vs. delay, and decisions were often made based on the doctor’s personal experiences and their patients ‘gut instincts’. This study goes a long way to reassure us that chemotherapy can be initiated and continued during all phases of fetal development in pregnancy.