Chicago mother considers abortion after developing cancer

Lea Grover, 33, considered getting an abortion after having a pregnancy scare last year. The writer from Chicago developed malignant melanoma during each of her pregnancies.
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QUINCY (CBS) – On this Melanoma Monday dermatologists want to bring attention to skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the deadliest form but doctors say it is preventable and treatable if caught early. Katie Michaud, a young mother in Quincy, is well aware of that now. Michaud is grateful she can spend quality time with her two young children because not long ago, her future was uncertain. “I saw my life flash before my eyes,” Katie told WBZ-TV. Katie Michaud. (WBZ-TV) Six months ago, she was about to welcome her second child when a trip to the dermatologist to c...
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Metastatic cancers during pregnancy have historically been associated to dismal outcomes, with greater rates of tumor progression in part due to diminished treatment alternatives. Immunotherapy with T-cell checkpoint inhibitors has significantly impacted the survival of several metastatic tumors. However, given their mechanism of action immune-related adverse events can occur, especially with combined immunotherapy treatments. During pregnancy, checkpoint pathways have a major role providing immune tolerance to the fetal allograft.
Source: Seminars in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Background: To what extent does the circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration help to meet the physiological needs of humans is an ongoing subject of debate. Remaining unexposed to the sun to reduce melanoma cancer risk, current lifestyle with less out door activities, and increasing obesity rates, which in turn increases the storage of vitamin D in the adipose tissue, are presumably factors that contribute to the substantial upsurge in the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in humans. Since evidence is lacking regarding the appropriate cut-off points to define vitamin D status during pregnancy, references us...
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Jessica Boesmiller, 37, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was diagnosed with ocular melanoma while eight months pregnant and had her right eye removed three weeks later.
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Author Affiliations open 1Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA 2Social &Scientific Systems, Inc., Durham, North Carolina, USA 3Westat, Durham, North Carolina, USA 4Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway 5Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, NIEHS, NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA PDF Version (548 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Bac...
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Patients are always elated when you can recommend an enjoyable, health-improving, recreational activity. As a runner, my favorite “prescription” while pregnant was exercise! However, more often than not, pleasurable activities are not what’s best for one’s health. But as a dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer, I am generally the bearer of bad news when I tell patients to never get another tan. This November, alcohol came into the spotlight. The Cancer Prevention Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommended minimizing drinking alcohol, as it is thought to be a “mod...
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Authors: Ali Z Abstract Asthma is a serious global health issue and the most prevalent chronic disorder among Danish pregnant women. Exacerbations of asthma during pregnancy have been associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes, and by that making asthma a potential serious medical condition during pregnancy. Monitoring of asthma every four to six weeks is recommended during pregnancy, although evidence is lacking that following this recommendation will improve pregnancy outcome and, not least, be beneficial for all pregnant women with asthma. PMID: 29206100 [PubMed - in process]
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In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses a...
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This study focuses on exposures during the index period, defined as the 3 mo before conception, and during pregnancy. The date of conception was calculated by subtracting gestational age (reported by mothers) from the child’s date of birth. Maternal FA intake. Maternal intake of FA and other nutrients was determined using data collected through telephone interviews on intake of multivitamins, prenatal vitamins, nutrient-specific vitamins, cereals, and other fortified foods or supplements (i.e., breakfast shakes and protein bars), for each month of the index period as described previously (Schmidt et al. 2012, 2014)....
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Author Affiliations open 1Department of Epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 2Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 3Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 4Department of Pathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA PDF Version (188 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Rice contains arsenic, a known skin carcinogen. Rice intake has been associated with arsenic-related skin lesions in South Asia, but its association with skin ...
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