Keele university study on higher cancer risk in pregnant women
Written by Hitmix News Team on 15 July 2021
A study led by Keele University aims to improve outcomes for pregnant women who are at a higher risk of complications due to a current or historical cancer diagnosis.
New research has revealed that pregnant women who’ve previously had cancer or currently have cancer are more likely to experience two or more simultaneous medical conditions at the time of delivery, and aims to improve outcomes for these patients by increasing awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the possible complications posed to these women.
The study found that the three most common cancer diagnoses associated with pregnancy are blood, thyroid and cervical cancers and the most common risks were associated with premature births.
To carry out the research, the team analysed data of over 43 million women who delivered babies over a ten-year period between 2004 and 2014 and looked specifically at the outcomes for those who had current and historic cancer.