Pregnancy and cancer

It is entirely possible to have a child after being affected by cancer.

A pregnancy after breast cancer does not involve an additional risk.

Nevertheless, some precautions are essential to ensure a safe pregnancy.

Above all, it is vital to inform your GP that you are planning to conceive or if you are already pregnant as soon as possible.

Your GP will then refer you to an obstetrician and your usual cancer specialist at your local hospital for expert advice and more intense monitoring and antenatal care..

It may be necessary to change your treatments to ones that are safer in pregnancy.