How Breast Cancer Effects Pregnancy

Alessandra Gipson


The most prevalent form of cancer that affects women accounts for a significant portion of the global disease burden. Breast cancer can be difficult to diagnose because of the changes that occur during pregnancy in the breast and breastfeeding. However, because chemotherapy and radiotherapy can harm the unborn child, pregnant women with cancer are advised against it. After the birth of their child, external radiation therapy may be administered to breast cancer patients in the early stages. This fact is due to radiotherapy is typically required following breast-conserving surgery, but not all women who have a mastectomy need it. Most of the time, getting treatment doesn't affect future fertility. 

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