When Rivka A. gave to light to its son in a hospital of Jerusalem in 1972, it suffered of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia, a common complication of the pregnancy, is a picture marked by high arterial tension after the sixth month. Rivka also had other symptoms common like proteins in the urine and ankles swollen due to the accumulation of fluids. Preeclampsia can cause a list of problems, even the death, to the mother and the fetus. Rivka recovered of the ailment and continued enjoying good health during many years before developing cancer of breast in 1992. It did not seem initially that there a connection between these two problems different from health existed.
But thanks to a far-reaching Israeli project that realised a pursuit to millares of women like Rivka, that connection has settled down, with implications for all the women who suffer of preeclampsia. According to the study of Israel, the women with a file of preeclampsia can have a higher risk to develop cancer, especially stomach cancer, chest, ovary, lung and larynx. The findings that appeared in British Medical Journal, although preliminary, suggest could as much have a certain common environmental or genetic factor to preeclampsia as to the cancer. Previous studies have denied any association between preeclampsia and the cancer, according to the Dra. Paltiel Prays head of investigation of the School Braun de Public Salud and Medicine of the Community of the Hebrew University – Hadassah. " With these new findings, we must speculate that or he is something specific of the population, or perhaps has to do with the common diet, or congenital factors to preeclampsia and the cancer that are specific of poblacin" , it declared to ISRAEL21c. Preeclampsia affects around the ten percent of the pregnancies, and more often in the first pregnancy. It can be light or severe, in which case it can lead to eclampsia, in which the attacks or the coma can kill to the mother and the fetus.