Tumors during pregnancy are rare, but they can happen. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. The most common cancers in pregnancy are breast cancer, cervical cancer, lymphoma, and melanoma. Cancer itself rarely harms the baby, and some cancer treatments are safe during pregnancy. You and your health care provider will work together to find the best treatment. Your options will depend on how far along the pregnancy is, as well as the type, size, and stage of your cancer.

Another type of tumor that women can get is called a gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). It happens when a fertilized egg doesn't become a fetus. GTD is not always easy to find. It is usually benign, but some types can be malignant. The most common type of GTD is a molar pregnancy. In its early stages, it may look like a normal pregnancy. You should see your health care provider if you have vaginal bleeding (not menstrual bleeding).

Treatment depends on the type of tumor, whether it has spread to other places, and your overall health.

Symptoms of Tumors and Pregnancy

The following features are indicative of Tumors and Pregnancy:
  • dark brown to bright red vaginal bleeding
  • severe nausea
  • severe vomiting
  • vaginal passage of grape-like cysts
  • pelvic pressure
  • pain
  • rapid uterine growth
  • hypertension
  • preeclampsia
  • ovarian cysts
  • anemia
  • hyperthyroidism
It is possible that Tumors and Pregnancy shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Tumors and Pregnancy

The following are the most common causes of Tumors and Pregnancy:
  • abnormally fertilized egg
  • abnormal number of chromosomes

Risk Factors for Tumors and Pregnancy

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Tumors and Pregnancy:
  • women older than age 35 or younger than age 20
  • previous molar pregnancy

Prevention of Tumors and Pregnancy

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Tumors and Pregnancy. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • early detection of disease with the help of ultrasound

Occurrence of Tumors and Pregnancy

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Tumors and Pregnancy cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Rare between 10K - 50K cases

Common Age Group

Tumors and Pregnancy most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged > 40 years

Common Gender

Tumors and Pregnancy most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Female

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Tumors and Pregnancy

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Tumors and Pregnancy:
  • Blood test: To measure the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
  • Ultrasound: To diagnose molar pregnancy

Doctor for Diagnosis of Tumors and Pregnancy

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Tumors and Pregnancy:
  • Oncologist

Complications of Tumors and Pregnancy if untreated

Yes, Tumors and Pregnancy causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Tumors and Pregnancy is left untreated:
  • vaginal bleeding
  • choriocarcinoma

Procedures for Treatment of Tumors and Pregnancy

The following procedures are used to treat Tumors and Pregnancy:
  • Dilation and curettage: To remove the molar tissue from uterus during a procedure called dilation and curettage
  • Hysterectomy: To remove your uterus
  • HCG monitoring: To monitor HCG levels for six months to one year to make sure there's no remaining molar tissue

Patient Support for Treatment of Tumors and Pregnancy

The following actions may help Tumors and Pregnancy patients:
  • Friends and family support: Talk about your feelings and allow yourself to experience them fully
  • Partner's support: Talk about your feelings helps providing emotional support

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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