Breast cancer in pregnancy a literature review, Breast. Diagnosis of breast cancer during pregnancy was formerly considered an indication for abortion. Breast cancer in pregnancy a literature review Molckovsky, Andrea; Madarnas, Yolanda 2007-05-26 Breast cancer in pregnancy is an uncommon phenomenon but one which poses dilemmas for patients and their physicians. A multi-disciplinary approach is recommended for optimal clinical-decision making.
Breast Cancer in Pregnancy A Literature Review Breast. The pendulum has since swung to the other extreme, with most reviews now rejecting termination while endorsing immediate anthracycline-based therapy for any pregnant patient beyond the first trimester. The frequency ranges from 1 in 3000 to 1 in 10 000 deliveries, making breast cancer the second most common malignancy in pregnancy after cervical cancer. 1 Put another way, at least 10% of patients with breast cancer who are younger than 40 years will be pregnant at diagnosis. 2,3 This article reviews the literature on diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis.
Breast cancer in pregnancy - The Lancet To assess the evidence for this radical change in thinking, a review of relevant studies in the fields of breast cancer chemotherapy, pregnancy, and drug safety was conducted. When breast cancer in pregnancy is diagnosed in the third trimester and when only one cycle of chemotherapy is needed before fetal maturity, delivery at 35 weeks and postnatal start of chemotherapy can be considered.
Nutrition and Breast Cancer A Literature Review on Prevention. Accumulating evidence for the short-term safety of anthracycline-based chemotherapy during late-trimester pregnancy represents a clear advance over the traditional norm of therapeutic abortion. Breast cancer BC is the second most common cancer worldwide and the most commonly occurring malignancy in women. There is growing evidence that lifestyle factors, including diet, body weight and physical activity, may be associated with higher BC risk.