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Pediatric Outcome after Maternal Cancer Diagnosed During Pregnancy

Fetal development is a complex process. At different stages of development, different aspects can be influenced by external factors (e.g., teratogenic drugs, alcohol, smoking, maternal stress, and altered nutrition). Among women in whom cancer is diagnosed during pregnancy, factors such as maternal illness, diagnostic tests, cancer treatment, and increased levels of maternal stress can negatively influence fetal development.

Read the full article on the New England Journal of Medicine