Pregnancy and child health outcomes in pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma survivors: A systematic review Journal Article


Authors: Shliakhtsitsava, K.; Romero, S. A. D.; Dewald, S. R.; Su, H. I.
Article Title: Pregnancy and child health outcomes in pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma survivors: A systematic review
Abstract: As long-term survival is high for children and young adults diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma, delineating maternal, fetal and offspring health risks is important to their family planning. This systematic review examined data comparing these health risks between leukemia and lymphoma survivors and women without a history of cancer. Following a search of Embase, PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Web of Science, 142 articles were screened and 18 were included in this review. No higher risks of spontaneous abortion, maternal diabetes and anemia, stillbirth, birth defects, or childhood cancer in offspring were observed in survivors compared to controls. Important to counseling and clinical care, live birth rates were lower, while preterm birth and low birth weight risks were modestly higher in survivors compared to controls. Findings were largely reassuring but highlight the lack of data on maternal cardiopulmonary risks, differential risk by cancer treatment type, and interventions to decrease these risks. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Keywords: leukemia; lymphoma; pregnancy; child health; cancer survivorship
Journal Title: Leukemia and Lymphoma
Volume: 59
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1042-8194
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group  
Date Published: 2018-01-01
Start Page: 381
End Page: 397
Language: English
DOI: 10.1080/10428194.2017.1352097
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 28728448
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 1 November 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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