Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

Pregnancy Breast cancer

Per year, breast cancer impacts millions of people around the globe. Although some people may be at higher risk than others for breast cancer, no woman is immune, even pregnant mothers.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. observes that, while such cases are rare, pregnant women may be diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, Breastcancer.org states that cases of women who contract breast cancer during pregnancy are so rare that only small trials on the management on pregnant people with the disease have been performed so far. However, for pregnant mothers diagnosed with breast cancer, there are different treatment choices.

Per woman is different, and it will rely on a number of variables to treat breast cancer in pregnant women. The NBCF states that it would help to assess the best, most appropriate care option for the size of the tumour, its location and the length of pregnancy.

A mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection is probably prescribed for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer during the first trimester of their pregnancy, according to Breastcancer.org . The advice would be based on the recommendations set out by the National Systematic Network for Cancer. Surgery would be recommended as radiation treatment during breastfeeding is not effective.

The NCCN recommendations recommend waiting for the second trimester to initiate chemotherapy after women have undergone successful surgery.

Doctors who treat women diagnosed with breast cancer during the second trimester of pregnancy may prescribe either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, which is a surgical operation to extract a lump from the breast.

These ideas are consistent with NCCN guidance. In addition, to undergo the required radiation treatment or hormone therapy, women who receive a lumpectomy should wait until after their children are born. That’s because, during breastfeeding, radiation is not secure and the NBCF states that the effects of hormone therapy on newborn children are not well known.

The NCCN recommendations prescribe that women diagnosed with breast cancer perform a mastectomy or lumpectomy with axillary lymph node dissection during the third trimester of their pregnancy. During the third trimester, chemotherapy is effective, but radiation and hormone treatments will be withheld until after the infant is born.


Breast cancer is very occasionally found in pregnant women. But as frightening as such a condition can be, women may rest assured that, even though it requires a variety of treatments, care is effective.

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