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Can pregnant women get brain cancer? If so, can they get the same treatment as a regular patient? If not, what treatment do they please i need this info as soon as possible please thank you

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Pretty common

It is unfortunately pretty common for cancers to present during pregnancy.
I think that the extra growth hormones during pregnancy make the cancers show up earlier than they otherwise would have. The most common brain tumor to show up during pregnancy, though, is a meningioma - often curable with surgery alone. Often treatment can be deferred. It depends on the exact diagnosis, though.

In brief: Pretty common

It is unfortunately pretty common for cancers to present during pregnancy.
I think that the extra growth hormones during pregnancy make the cancers show up earlier than they otherwise would have. The most common brain tumor to show up during pregnancy, though, is a meningioma - often curable with surgery alone. Often treatment can be deferred. It depends on the exact diagnosis, though.
Dr. Joshua Garren
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Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Being

Being pregnant has no effect on whether or not you can get brain cancer.
Treatment of the cancer could be effected without terminating the pregnancy if radiation treatments are the appropriate approach. If the brain cancer is due to a metastasis or systemic chemotherapy is suggested, termination of the pregnancy would probably be advised. Because cancer therapy attacks rapidly growing cells preferentially, a fetus would be at great risk and would probably be damaged or killed by systemic treatment. A person near term might choose to deliver prior to starting treatment. So, it all depends....

In brief: Being

Being pregnant has no effect on whether or not you can get brain cancer.
Treatment of the cancer could be effected without terminating the pregnancy if radiation treatments are the appropriate approach. If the brain cancer is due to a metastasis or systemic chemotherapy is suggested, termination of the pregnancy would probably be advised. Because cancer therapy attacks rapidly growing cells preferentially, a fetus would be at great risk and would probably be damaged or killed by systemic treatment. A person near term might choose to deliver prior to starting treatment. So, it all depends....
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
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