Te European School of Oncology is delighted to ber of female former cancer patients expected to see that the faculty of its course on cancer and have a successful pregnancy. pregnancy has succeeded—and in a remarkably Another group of individuals that deserves short time—in producing this greatly stimulat - our attention are women who have survived a ing book. childhood cancer and who should be managed Very few human and clinical situations en - by a multidisciplinary specialist team. Fort- compass such opposite extremes as pregnancy nately, many studies are underway and we hope and cancer, hope and fear, sometimes life and to soon have new insights into this extraord- death. narily complex issue. Any health professional who has been con- Te European School of Oncology is grateful fronted with this issue knows how difcult it is to Dr. A. Surbone for her successful coordin -a from the clinical viewpoint but also how chal- tion of our teaching course and for having taken lenging it is on the emotional side. the initiative to publish this book. We hope that In recent years the success of cancer medicine it will contribute to helping many children have has increased the number of survivors and the their mother cured of her cancer and be able to length of their survival, thus increasing the num- love them forever.
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Why the topic of „Cancer and Pregnancy' is so important. Prenatal irradiation and pregnancy: The effects of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. Maternal and fetal effects of systemic therapy in the pregnant woman with cancer. Breast cancer during pregnancy: Epidemiology, surgical treatment and staging. Breast cancer during pregnancy: Medical therapy and prognosis. Subsequent pregnancy after breast cancer. Cervical and endometrial cancer during pregnancy. Ovarian cancers in pregnancy. Fertility after the treatment of gynecological tumors. Leukaemia and pregnancy. Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas during pregnancy. Pregnancy and thyroid cancer. Gastrointestinal, urologic and lung malignancies during pregnancy. Melanoma during pregnancy: Diagnosis, staging, clinical picture. Melanoma during pregnancy: Therapeutic management and outcome. Metastatic involvement of placenta and foetus in pregnant women with cancer. The obstetric care of the pregnant woman with cancer. Fertility issues and options in young women with cancer. Psychooncologic care in young women facing cancer and pregnancy. Counselling young cancer patients about reproductive issues. Psychosocial issues in young women facing cancer and pregnancy: The role of patients’ advocacy.