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Review of Current Treatment Options for Pregnancy-associated Breast Cancer

SUKUMVANICH, PANITI MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: March 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 1 - p 164–172
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182083a44
Breast Cancer: Pursuing State of the Art Care

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer to occur during pregnancy. Breast cancers occurring during pregnancy or within 1 year postpartum is defined as pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC). As more women postpone child bearing until later in life, it is expected that PABC will become increasingly more common. This article will review the current literature on PABC with emphasis on the presentation, work-up, as well as treatment of these cancers.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Correspondence: Paniti Sukumvanich, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. e-mail: psukumvanich@mail.magee.edu

No Conflict of Interest.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.