Thyroid cancer and pregnancy

Thyroid cancer and pregnancy

"I was operated on with thyroid cancer, then treated with iodine, and today I am on premeditation, I have my doctor's consent to try to have a baby. will happen my pregnancy? "The answer to Séverine's question.

The answer of Dr. Elodie Le Marois, endocrinologist in Paris

  • "After surgery and a radioactive iodine cure, it takes six to twelve months to consider pregnancy.
  • The treatment has no impact on the future baby, no increase in the risk of malformation, nor cancer. On the other hand, there may be disturbances of the rules in the year following the treatment. Spontaneous abortions seem to be more common in the first year after treatment.
  • Before conception and during pregnancy, it is necessary to consult an endocrinologist every month to adapt the thyroid hormone treatment essential for the future mother but also for the baby. A good dosage is necessary to ensure the proper development of the fetal brain. Waiting for a child does not increase the risk of cancer recurrence for the expectant mother. "

The mothers' point of view

  • "Three years ago, I had thyroid cancer, I am pregnant and my pregnancy is going well, I am very closely followed by an endocrinologist, the only requirement is to have regular blood tests to monitor the rate. of thyroid hormones. " Magalie
  • "I stopped the pill and three months later I was pregnant when I had thyroid cancer five years ago I am in the seventh month of pregnancy and everything is fine I have a monthly follow-up to measure thyroid hormone levels, you do not have to worry about it. " Sandrine

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