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Is it risky for a woman who has had cervical cancer to get pregnant and have a baby?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: The cervical Ca
Must have been in situ disease, because invasive cancers generally do not preserve fertility or the uterus.
The issue may be more of the abilty to conceive, and then once conception occurs, if natural childbirth is possible or a c-section necessary. These are more obgyn issues than rad onc.

In brief: The cervical Ca
Must have been in situ disease, because invasive cancers generally do not preserve fertility or the uterus.
The issue may be more of the abilty to conceive, and then once conception occurs, if natural childbirth is possible or a c-section necessary. These are more obgyn issues than rad onc.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
If the cancer is locaiized, like carcinoma in situ where the cancer has not broken through the skin, then it can be completely removed by a cone biopsy.
Then if the epithelium of the cervix grows back without cancer recurrence, pregnancy should be all right. If it is more extensive, then therapy, like radiation might render childbirth less likely.

In brief: It depends.
If the cancer is locaiized, like carcinoma in situ where the cancer has not broken through the skin, then it can be completely removed by a cone biopsy.
Then if the epithelium of the cervix grows back without cancer recurrence, pregnancy should be all right. If it is more extensive, then therapy, like radiation might render childbirth less likely.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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