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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2012;156(40):A5286.

[Pregnancy-associated breast cancer: current opinions on diagnosis and treatment].

[Article in Dutch]

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Afd. Klinische Oncologie, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden, the Netherlands. m.slingerland@lumc.nl

Abstract

Because of the trend to postpone childbirth until later in life we will be increasingly confronted with pregnancy-associated breast cancer. We report on two patients with pregnancy-associated breast cancer. Complete treatment of this condition during pregnancy by means of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy is possible without any known damage to the foetus, even if the breast cancer is diagnosed early in pregnancy. Treatment should be multidisciplinary and preferably centralized. Pregnancy does not seem to influence the prognosis of breast cancer. All patients with pregnancy-associated breast cancer should be registered in a registration study.

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