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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005;48(5):1343-1350.
Published online May 1, 2005.
The 3 cases of cervical cancer associated with pregnancy.
Young Tak Ju, Sang Hyun Lee, Gwang Bum Lee, Jin Woo Shin, Jong Min Lee, Chan Yong Park, Chi Hoon Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gachon Medical School, Incheon, Korea. Ju0tak@empal.com
2Department of Pathology, Gachon Medical School, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract
The invasive cervical cancer associated with pregnancy is rare case, but the most common cancer among the malignancy associated with pregnancy. The diagnosis and the symptoms are not different from the non-pregnancy case, but vaginal bleeding which is the main symptom of cervical cancer is often misconceived for usual complication of pregnancy, and could delay the diagnosis. Pregnancy provides ideal times for cervical cancer screening, since pelvic examination could be easily performed. So all pregnant patients should have a cytology at the initial antenatal visit. The treatment is not significantly different from the non-pregnancy, but when we determine the treatment plan, the start time of treatment is most important point and it was affected by the gestational age at diagnosis and strong desire of the patients. We report 3 cases of invasive cervical cancer associated with pregnancy since 1998, and we delayed the treatment until postpartum in 2 cases.
Key Words: Cervical cancer, Pregnancy


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