It is bad enough that many medical experts and health agencies are now recommending that pregnant women get vaccinated for things like influenza and whooping cough in order to supposedly pass on immunity to their offspring. But now some oncologists are recommending that pregnant women with cancer undergo toxic chemotherapy and radiation treatments while their babies are still in their wombs, alleging that this is perfectly safe in most cases.
Published as part of a series of papers in the journals Lancet and Lancet Oncology, a Belgian research study on 70 children exposed to chemotherapy while still in the womb found that, in certain situations, it is allegedly perfectly safe for a pregnant woman with cancer to undergo conventional cancer treatments. Based on their findings, researchers say chemotherapy-exposed children exhibit similar heart, IQ, and general overall health as children not exposed.
Missing from the study, however, was any long-term assessment of how exposure to chemotherapy or radiation in utero affected children later in life. Though this small sampling may have appeared to show similar overall health between exposed and non-exposed children up until their 18th birthdays, researchers obviously do not know for sure whether or not in utero exposure to toxic cancer treatments will cause long-term damage.by