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Women cancer survivors have higher risk of preterm births, study finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1513 (Published 24 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1513
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Young women who have survived cancer have an increased risk of having a preterm birth and a low birthweight baby, a large case control study of cancer survivors has found.1

Five year survival rates are now over 80% in patients who have had adolescent and young adult cancers. Studies show that around two thirds of young women who survive cancer want the possibility of having children, …

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