Pregnancy after breast cancer Conference Paper

Author: Petrek, J.
Title: Pregnancy after breast cancer
Conference Title: 11th International Congress of Senology
Abstract: The issue of having children after breast cancer treatment is extremely important, since as many as 10% of the 175,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer estimated for 1999 occur in women of childbearing age. Data on pregnancy in breast cancer survivors are scanty and consist only of retrospective data. This paper reviews the published literature on pregnancy after breast cancer, including the four recent large-scale population based studies. The survival of women with breast carcinoma is not decreased in any of the published reports. However, several biases due to study design may be present in the retrospective studies which justify the concern over the conclusions. A prospective study on pregnancy after breast carcinoma treatment is needed. To address these issues we are presently accruing patients for a large, multicenter study of young breast carcinoma patients funded by the Army Breast Cancer Research fund. (1-877-636-7562).
Keywords: mastectomy; carcinoma; subsequent; prognosis
Journal Title 11th International Congress of Senology: Cancun, Mexico, May 13-18, 2000
Conference Dates: 2000 May 13-18
Conference Location: Cancun, Mexico
ISBN: 9788832305142
Publisher: Monduzzi Editore  
Location: Bologna, Italy
Date Published: 2000-01-01
Start Page: 77
End Page: 84
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000089220000009
Notes: Proceedings Paper -- XIth International Congress of Senology -- MAY 13-18, 2000 -- CANCUN, MEXICO -- VIA MASERATI 5, 40128 BOLOGNA, 00000, ITALY -- Source: Wos