Cancers on the rise in pregnant women as mothers get older

Older mothers are 'more likely to get cancer during pregnancy' In 2007, 192 out of every 100,000 pregnant and postpartum women were diagnosed with cancer – up from 112 per 100,000 women in 1994In the same period the number of pregnant women aged over 35 increased from 13-24 per centThe rise may also be due to increasing diagnosis and pregnancy hormones affecting tumour growth | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 20 September 2012 Women who delay motherhood are more likely to get cancer whilst pregnant, a study has found.