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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We report the case of a 34-year-old, 18-week pregnant female who presented to our department with vastly metastasized melanoma in January 2017. Beforehand, an alleged Spitz nevus was diagnosed in 2005, followed by a single subcutaneous melanoma metastasis in the same location in mid-2016. Follow-ups were unremarkable. In January 2017, complaints of the right flank pain and increasing dyspnoea led to sonography from her primary care physician, revealing pleural effusion and suspicious nodules in her spleen.
Source: European Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: Journal of Molecular StructureAuthor(s): Şafak Akın, Elif Ayazoglu Demir, Ahmet Colak, Yakup Kolcuoglu, Nuri Yildirim, Olcay BekircanAbstractTyrosinase plays a central role in the biosynthesis pathway of melanin pigment and its activity has also been linked to Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Melanin functions in the formation of skin color and its unusual levels cause some skin disorders such as pregnancy scar, oldness spots and especially skin cancer (melanoma). In addition, melanin plays a critical role as a defense molecule for insects during mol...
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group. The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study (FAHS), begun in 2007, addresses some of the gaps in understanding health risks among flight attendants. In the latest report, published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers found that flight attendants had higher rates of many cancers, including breast cancer and melanoma, compared to the general population. The FAHS included more than 5,300 flight attendants who were recruited th...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news
Melanoma is the third most common cancer in women aged 18-39  years. Medical literature recommends that women wait for at least 2 years before becoming pregnant, yet few studies have examined pregnancy after melanoma. Our aims were to investigate the pregnancy rate after a melanoma diagnosis and the relationship between melanoma treatment and subsequent pre gnancy.
Source: Journal of Surgical Research - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research
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...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Katie Michaud Local TV Melanoma Skin Cancer Source Type: news
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...
Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Health Healthy Eating Prevention Source Type: blogs
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