We’re treating mothers. While protecting babies.
Chemotherapy While Pregnant
When an expectant mother was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer that can occur in a woman’s uterus or womb during pregnancy, her team of doctors, nurses and specialists at The Hospital of Central Connecticut quickly proved the unique power of Hartford HealthCare’s charter membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.
While most hospitals today have to wait until babies are born to begin chemotherapy on pregnant patients, Dr. James Hoffman collaborated with Memorial Sloan Kettering on a carefully prescribed regimen that immediately restricted the spread of the cancer—while minimizing harm to the baby. Then, after birth, we started a full course of chemotherapy that put our patient’s cancer in remission.
Today, both mother and son are healthy—and the perfect examples of the benefits of bringing the world’s most advanced cancer care to our community cancer centers.