Hodgkin lymphoma in pregnancy can be safely managed

No adverse consequences for the woman or her child in many cases, expert says

Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed during pregnancy can be safely managed without termination of pregnancy in most cases, according to new findings.

Pregnant woman looking stressed

Belgian-led researchers evaluated the management and obstetric outcomes of 134 pregnant women diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy, compared with 211 non-pregnant women with Hodgkin lymphoma matched for stage and prognostic score at diagnosis.

During pregnancy, 42% of the women received no therapy, 54% received chemotherapy and 4% had radiation therapy, the authors reported

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