Parental cancer treatment not linked to genetic defects in children

12/1/2011 |

Data on pregnancy outcomes of 472 cancer survivors and their 1,037 pregnancies showed that preconception gonad irradiation and prenatal chemotherapy were not linked to the development of genetic defects in children. The risk of genetic disorders was the same between children of nonirradiated cancer survivors and those of irradiated survivors, Danish researchers wrote in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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