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Treating cancer during pregnancy is extremely complex—and it’s our specialty
Pregnancy is a miraculous time. But for a small percentage of women, the bliss of expecting is overshadowed by a devastating cancer diagnosis. For these women and their babies, receiving prompt and proper care is twice as crucial.

Why choose us?

Approximately one in 1,000 women are diagnosed with cancer while pregnant in the U.S. each year. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer during pregnancy is complex—that’s why we’ve created a center composed of highly specialized experts in fields such as maternal fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy), gynecologic oncology, hematology/medical oncology, neonatology, and reproductive endocrinology (fertility). Each specialist brings to the table their own perspective and experience to help create a truly individualized treatment plan for both mother and baby. And a personal nurse navigator will seamlessly guide you through appointments, taking the burden of coordinating care off you so you can focus on your growing family and all the wonderful things that lie ahead.
 

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A customized care team will be assembled to expertly address your specific needs and you will be chaperoned by an experienced nurse navigator.

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Our approach to care is unique and personal—just like you and your baby

Each and every woman we treat is unique. So, too, is every care team we assemble. We are a one-stop shop for the extremely complex treatment of cancer during pregnancy—where your team of specialists is hand-picked and brought together based on your individual needs. The group functions as a cohesive unit that shares ideas and information in the care of each patient. The breadth and depth of our expertise is unparalleled as we offer treatment for all forms of cancer during pregnancy, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and gestational trophoblastic disease.

The coordination of patient care is seamless and overseen by a private nurse navigator who guides the patient through the complicated road of appointments, tests, treatments and procedures.

And our relationship with you isn't limited to the short term. In fact, we're creating a national registry to follow children born of mothers with cancer during pregnancy to better understand any long term impact diagnosis and treatment might have.

At the Center for Cancer, Pregnancy and Reproduction, there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” care—there is only your care.

Leadership

Our program leads work together to identify specialists with the expertise needed for each women’s situation.

Nurse Navigator

  • Jeanne Woods Ludwig, RNC-OB

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Hematology/Medical Oncology

Neonatology

Gynecologic Oncology

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (Survivorship)


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