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Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care Summary

Gynecologic and Obstetric Care for Breast Cancer Survivors

Primary and Preventive Care Review

Miller, Jennifer Griffin, MD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002157
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Breast cancer treatment has an impact on the physical, psychologic, sexual, and reproductive aspects of women’s lives. Therefore, it is important for obstetrician–gynecologists to be well versed in the screening, diagnosis, and management of breast cancer. This monograph is an overview of critical issues related to the provision of ongoing care to breast cancer survivors.

This document provides a clinically oriented overview of a condition or issue that affects women’s health. It was developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Editorial Board for Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care in collaboration with Jennifer Griffin Miller, MD, MPH.

This information is designed as an educational resource to aid clinicians in providing obstetric and gynecologic care, and use of this information is voluntary. This information should not be considered as inclusive of all proper treatments or methods of care or as a statement of the standard of care. It is not intended to substitute for the independent professional judgment of the treating clinician. Variations in practice may be warranted when, in the reasonable judgment of the treating clinician, such course of action is indicated by the condition of the patient, limitations of available resources, or advances in knowledge or technology. The College reviews its publications regularly; however, its publications may not reflect the most recent evidence. Any updates to this document can be found on or by calling the College’s Resource Center.

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Official Citation: Griffin Miller J. Gynecologic and obstetric care for breast cancer survivors: summary. Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:255.

Received May 31, 2017

Accepted May 31, 2017

© 2017 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.