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Cancer Treat Rev. 2005 Oct;31(6):439-47. Epub 2005 Jun 8.

The pregnant mother with breast cancer: diagnostic and therapeutic management.

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Department of Medical Oncology, Medical School, University Hospital of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Hellas, Greece. npavlid@cc.uoi.gr

Abstract

This review describes the epidemiology, pathology, clinical picture and therapeutic management of pregnant women with breast cancer. In addition, it covers other important issues like the safety of both diagnostic and treatment procedures, the indications for pregnancy termination, the mother and fetal outcome as well as the metastatic potential to the placenta and/or fetus. Several recommendations are also provided.

PMID:
15946802
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctrv.2005.04.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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