Pregnancy and maternity

Whilst considered to be rare, lung cancer can be diagnosed during pregnancy.  Findings in ‘The Journal of Advanced Research’ (2016) suggest diagnoses of non-small cell lung cancer were usually made around the third trimester, with up to 97% at Stage 3 and stage 4.  82% of the women gave birth to healthy new-borns.  

Statistically, lung cancer statistically is found in people at a more advanced age and consequently lung CNS have little experience in supporting patients with lung cancer who are pregnant.   There is a variety of support available locally.

Further reading and information

Lung cancer during pregnancy: A narrative review (2015)

ESMO information on cancer during pregnancy 

Macmillan Cancer Support: Pregnancy and cancer
 

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