What happens if your diagnosed with cervical cancer while pregnant? What will they do next?

It depends. The answer to your question is not simple. It depends on how advancned the cancer is and how far along in your pregnancy you are. Since cervical cancer is usually a very slow growing cancer, most women can continue their pregnancy and have the cancer taken care of after childbirth. You need to talk to your doctor about your specific problems.
It depends. If the cancer is an early stage, it is possible to delay treatment until after delivery. This can be done by procedures, like cone biopsy. It might be possible to treat the lesion while pregnant if it is not advenced, but it can result in premature delivery. If it is very advanced, the pregnancy might need to be terminated and hysterectomy performed. It is best to see your doctor to be sure.

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I am pregnant and possibly have cervical cancer. What happens to my baby if I do have cancer?

Too many variables. If it is carcinoma in-situ, it may be treated without any effect on the baby. If the cancer is advanced, there would be a conflict about waiting to treat you versus delivering the baby prematurely. It is best discussed with your doctor who should have more information about your health status. In general, cancer in the mother does not affect her fetus, with very rare exceptions. Read more...
Cervical cancer. What happens to your pregnancy depends upon the gestational age when the diagnosis is made and choices you make with your doctors. "possibly having cancer" and really having cancer is the first thing that needs clarification. Read more...

Can I get pregnant if I have cervical cancer?

It is possible. The answer is yes, you can. However, it may not be the best thing for you to do depending on what treatment is recommended for you. Pregnancy can delay treatment of cervical cancer and there is some thought that the mother's immune system changes might actually make the cancer more likely to spread. For some cervical cancers and treatment, it may be possible to get pregnant after you are cured. Read more...
Cervical Cancer. Yes! if pregnancy not wanted, use protection, unless the whole uterus has been removed! Read more...

Is it possible to get pregnant with cervical cancer?

Yes: early stage Dz. The majority of early stage patients can undergo minimal surgery, and a trachelectomy, and can go on to be disease-free and bear children. Read more...
Yes. If the cancer is localized, cone biopsy or excision biopsy can remove all of it. The cervical epithelium can grow back, or surgery such as cervical cerclage can be done to assure the cervix is competent, and a normal, term pregnancy is possible. Read more...

Could a woman get pregnant after having cervical cancer?

Yes, it's possible. Pregnancy is possible as long as management of the cervical cancer does not require a surgery that removes necessary organs (uterus). Read more...
Yes. Assuming that the uterus and sufficient cervical tissues are preserved after treatment, then yes, it is possible. Read more...

How likely is it that I could get pregnant if I have cervical cancer?

It depends. Chances of getting pregnant can be good if cervical cancer is caught very early at stage ib1 or less. These are small tumors usually less than an inch or so in size only involving the cervix itself. Unfortunately many cervix cancers are found when they are larger than this or have spread into the tissues near the cervix and in these cases the only curative treatments lead to infertility. Read more...

Can teenage sex or pregnancy lead to cervical cancer?

Yes. Early onset of sexual activity and/or multiple partners can lead to hpv infections. This can then lead to cervical cancer. Read more...
It might. Risk factors include: early age of onset of sexual activity, multiple partners, chlamydia infections, smoking, family history, des, poverty but the greatest risk is the human papilloma virus. The good news is that now vaccines exist against hpv and should be given before a girl becomes sexually active. Talk to your pediatrician or family doctor. Read more...

If I'm predisposed to cervical cancer, should I start to consider pregnancy through donors?

No. Not clear what you mean by "predisposed" but since cervical cancer takes years to develop from normal to precancer to cancer, if you don't have it now you won't before your reproductive window is closed due to age. It is harder to get pregnant as you age and at 50 you would probably need some medical help to get and keep a pregnancy. Unless you are asking for someone else. Read more...

Can you get pregnant if you have stage 4b cervical cancer?

Very unlikely. Pregnancy is very unlikely if radiation is used, however most Stage 4 cancers are treated with surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. Read more...
Treatment? If treated then no, since you will have your uterus taken out. If not treated, it is possible. Please provide more information in another question or do a Prime Consult with our physicians to clarify your biggest concerns? Peace and good health! Read more...