Pregnancy after cancer in girls and women in Scotland : a population-based analysis

Dr Tom Kelsey –  17 July, 2017 

Overview

I report on our retrospective cohort study relating first incident cancer diagnosed between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancy in female patients aged 39 years or less. Scottish Cancer Registry records were linked to hospital discharge records to calculate standardised incidence ratios (SIR) pregnancy . We also selected only women from the exposed group who had not been pregnant prior to their cancer diagnosis who were compared with a control group from the general population, matched on age, deprivation quintile, and year of cancer diagnosis.