Breast Care pp 312-321 | Cite as

Pregnancy Before, During, and After Breast Cancer

  • Audrey J. Arona


Cancer of the breast is the most common invasive cancer in women, now estimated to develop, during her lifetime, in one of every nine women. As many as 15% of breast cancers present during the childbearing years. The most common cancer in pregnant women is breast cancer; and although it occurs rarely, it causes significant emotional issues for all involved. Moreover, the clinical challenge is often greater than with nonpregnant women. Finally, because physicians deal with this situation so infrequently, it is easy to propagate misinformation.


Breast Cancer Pregnant Patient Lactate Woman Intrauterine Growth Retardation Modify Radical Mastectomy 
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