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H42 Day is April 2nd!

Tuesday, April 2nd, is the fourth annual “Hope 42 Day”!!! Help us celebrate by supporting Hope for Two’s network connecting women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.  Since 1997, we have provided information, hope, and support to more than 2,000 women from all 50 U.S. […]

The Raw Truth with Robbie Raugh

Listen in on an interview between Patty Murray, our chairwoman and co founder, and Robbie Raugh as the two women talk about the story behind Hope For Two, the importance of self-breast exams, and the large medical possibilities of treating pregnant women with cancer.

Breast Cancer in Pregnancy, Gina’s Story

Attached is an inspiring and informative video about a young woman, Gina Lawson, who has experienced a cancer diagnosis in pregnancy.  

Thank you to everyone who supported Hope for Two’s 20th Anniversary fundraising event

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all of our generous donors who attended and supported Hope for Two’s 20th Anniversary fundraising event on April 27th in Buffalo, NY! We truly hope you all had a fantastic time! We’d love to hear from those of you who joined us- please share your insights and/or [...]

New Resource Guide From Living Beyond Breast Cancer

If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are not alone. Every year, more than 1,000 women in the United States have breast cancer and are pregnant at the same time.

Three Myths Regarding Cancer During Pregnancy

One out of every 1,000 pregnant women have cancer. It’s a situation that oncologists and OB/GYNs don’t often encounter, and one that can leave many women feeling very scared and alone, says Susan Musialowski, the patient coordinator for Hope for Two: The Pregnant With Cancer Network.

Breast Feeding after Receiving Chemotherapy During Pregnancy

By: Elyce Cardonick, MD (published in Hopeline newsletter Fall 2013) Many women ask about the safety of breast feeding after a pregnancy complicated by cancer. Let me start by saying that if you do require any chemotherapy postpartum, unfortunately breast feeding is not advised once you start treatment. There are case reports of children having neutropenia […]

Pediatric Outcome after Maternal Cancer Diagnosed During Pregnancy

Fetal development is a complex process. At different stages of development, different aspects can be influenced by external factors (e.g., teratogenic drugs, alcohol, smoking, maternal stress, and altered nutrition). Among women in whom cancer is diagnosed during pregnancy, factors such as maternal illness, diagnostic tests, cancer treatment, and increased levels of maternal stress can negatively […]

Development of Children Born to Mothers with Cancer During Pregnancy: Comparing In Utero Chemotherapy-Exposed Children with Nonexposed Controls

The diagnosis of cancer during pregnancy creates medical and moral dilemmas for physicians and patients. Pregnant women are hesitant to receive chemotherapy due to concerns about possible effects on the developing fetus, while physicians are hesitant to allow pregnant women to delay cancer treatment for the remainder of the pregnancy.

FDA: Changes to Pregnancy and Lactation Drug Labeling Announced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a final rule today that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products. The new content and formatting requirements will provide a more consistent way to include relevant information about the risks and benefits of […]