The usual age range of acute lymphoblastic malignancies (acute lymphoblastic leukemia and advanced-stage lymphoblastic lymphoma) includes teenagers and young adults (<22 years of age) and coincides with the age of fertility. Concurrence of acute lymphoblastic malignancy with pregnancy is therefore most likely to happen during the younger childbearing ages. However, the therapeutic challenges posed by the dual diagnosis of lymphoblastic malignancy and pregnancy have not specifically been studied in the context of age, and management guidelines for pregnant young patients are lacking.

Authors: Alia Zaidi, Liza-Marie Johnson, Christopher L. Church, Wendy C. Gomez-Garcia, Marcela I. Popescu, Judith F. Margolinand Raul C. Ribeiro

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