Pregnancy and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a prospective study.

  title={Pregnancy and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a prospective study.},
  author={H. O. Adami and Shirng Wern Tsaih and Mats Lambe and Chester Chen-Yu Hsieh and Johanna Adami and Dimitirios Trichopoulos and Mads Melbye and Bengt Glimelius},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={70 2},
The etiology of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL), including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), is likely to be related to immune function. In the light of the established immunologic effects of a pregnancy, we decided to examine the risk of NHL and CLL in relationship to full-term pregnancies. Within a nationwide cohort we identified 1,546 women with NHL and 198 women with CLL, all 15 years or older, born 1925-1972. Five age-matched controls were selected for each case patient. Conditional… CONTINUE READING

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