Breast carcinoma associated with pregnancy and lactation

Henry M. Kuerer, John D. Cunningham, Steven T. Brower, Paul I. Tartter

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The most common malignancy concurrent with pregnancy is breast cancer. Since an increasing number of women are electing to postpone pregnancy to their late thirties and forties, the incidence of breast cancer concurrent with pregnancy is increasing. This article critically reviews the incidence, unique diagnostic and therapeutic considerations, the natural history and ultimate prognosis of breast carcinoma associated with pregnancy and lactation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1997


  • Breast carcinoma
  • Estrogen
  • Pregnancy
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Young age


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