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Pregnancy-associated breast cancer.
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PMID:  11989949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twelve premenopausal women diagnosed with pregnancy-associated breast cancer between May 1985 and October 1999 were reviewed. Three patients were diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy, five in the second trimester, and three during the third trimester. There was one patient who was five weeks postpartum. At the time of diagnosis nine patients had lymph node involvement and two of these had metastatic disease. Four patients received primary chemotherapy. The remainder had surgery. Five patients died, two had metastatic disease at time of diagnosis, median survival was 31 months. There were three fetal deaths, one termination and two during primary chemotherapy. The diagnosis of breast cancer during pregnancy is difficult. Presentation is usually at an advanced stage. Surgery can be safely performed during pregnancy and adjuvant chemotherapy should not be postponed until after delivery.
C Healy; B Dijkstra; L Kelly; E W McDermott; A D K Hill; N O'Higgins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-06     Completed Date:  2002-06-07     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-2, 54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
Breast Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy
Combined Modality Therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic* / diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy
Pregnancy Outcome*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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