ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
Obstetric Outcomes in Non-Gynecologic Cancer Patients in Remission
1 Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gaziosmanpaşa Taksim Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
3 Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2016; 48: 130-134
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.15263
Key Words: Cancer, female cancers, pregnancy, perinatal outcome
Abstract

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the obstetric and perinatal outcomes in treated women who were diagnosed with non-gynecologic cancer and to compare these findings with pregnant women with no history of cancer.

 

Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on 21 pregnant women with non-gynecologic cancer who were in remission (study group) and 63 pregnant women with no history of cancer (control group). The women were admitted to the high-risk pregnancy clinic of Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Training and Research Hospital with a diagnosis of pregnancy and cancer between January 2010 and January 2015. Obstetric outcomes and demographic characteristics of the patients were recorded. Age, gravida, parity, abortus, body mass index (BMI), gestational week, smoking, mode of delivery, gestational weight, and perinatal outcomes were examined for each woman.

 

Results: The most common cancer types were thyroid (28.5%) and breast cancers (23.8%), which constituted just over half of the non-gynecologic cancer cases during pregnancy. The time elapsed after the diagnosis was 3.8±2.2 (1–9) years. No statistically significant differences were found between the two groups with regard to age, obstetric history, BMI, gestational week, smoking, and obstetric and perinatal outcomes (p>0.05).

 

Conclusion: Negative perinatal outcomes in non-gynecologic cancer patients in remission were found to be within acceptable levels.

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