Cancer and Pregnancy: Bioethical and Legal Dilemmas

  • Frank A. Chervenak
  • Laurence B. McCullough


Ethics is an essential dimension of the management of cancer in pregnancy.1 In this chapter we define ethics, medical ethics and two basic ethical principles, and develop the concept of the fetus as a patient. We then apply these concepts to the clinical issues of counseling and advance directives in the care of prepared patients with cancer.2


Pregnant Woman Moral Status Advance Directive Informed Consent Process Ethical Conflict 
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  • Frank A. Chervenak
  • Laurence B. McCullough

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