The psychological impact of a cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: determinants of long-term distress.

@article{Henry2012ThePI,
  title={The psychological impact of a cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: determinants of long-term distress.},
  author={Melissa Henry and Lina Nuoxin Huang and Barbara J Sproule and Elyce H. Cardonick},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={444-50}
}
BACKGROUND Cancer occurs during one in 1000-5000 of the approximately 6 million yearly US pregnancies identified by the American Pregnancy Association. Although a newly diagnosed cancer is associated with substantial distress, little is known about cancer's emotional impact on women when diagnosed during pregnancy, and no studies have been conducted on the subject. OBJECTIVE The Cancer and Pregnancy Registry was developed by Elyce H. Cardonick MD, specialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine and… CONTINUE READING