Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

Last Modified: September 14, 2008

Question:

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

If you are pregnant and discover that you have breast cancer are there treatments options available?

Answer:

Angela DeMichele, M.D., MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, responds:

Much depends on the timing of the diagnosis, what trimester the pregnancy is in, and the extent of the breast cancer. There may be treatment strategies that can allow a woman to keep a pregnancy and receive treatment either during the pregnancy or after delivery. This is always a complicated medical situation, and should be managed by both an oncologist and a high-risk obstetrician who are experienced in this area.

Blogs

Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Pregnancy
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April 27, 2012


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