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Pregnancy after breast cancer. A comprehensive review.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical School of Crete University Hospital, Herakleion, Greece.
Journal of Surgical Oncology (Impact Factor: 2.64). 05/2010; 101(6):534-42. DOI: 10.1002/jso.21514
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Pregnancy after breast cancer treatment has become an important issue since many young breast cancer patients have not completed their family. Generally, these patients should not be discouraged to become pregnant when they want to, since published data suggest no adverse effect of pregnancy on survival. As fertility may be impaired by chemotherapy, different fertility preserving strategies have been developed. Births seem to sustain no adverse effects, while breastfeeding appears to be feasible and safe.

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