Breast Cancer Pathology in Pregnancy

Breast cancer is found in about 1 in every 3,000 pregnant women. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, or within the first year of delivery. You may hear this called gestational breast cancer or pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC). Sometimes due to hormonal changes in pregnancy, cancer may spread to lymph nodes. Pregnancy and breast feeding can also make breast tissue denser. Breast cancer may occur during the pregnancy and after the birth of child although the chances are less. Woman who is previously diagnosed with breast cancer and is now pregnant should take advice of consultant. Pregnancy is not a reason of breast cancer, but chances can be there in the women who are diagnosed from breast cancer. Treatment of breast cancer during the pregnancy depends upon size of tumour. Decisions should there between the consultant, surgeon and oncologist. And family support is also required at the same time.

  • Risk during Pregnancy
  • Tests and examination
  • Treatment during Pregnancy
  • Study of Cancer Cells during Pregnancy

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