Can I have chemotherapy? Will the treatment hurt my baby? New research helps to answer these questions, and the findings should serve to reassure patients and their doctors.
In a German study examining outcomes among 122 pregnant breast cancer patients, researchers concluded that pregnant patients can often be treated as aggressively as non-pregnant patients, with little evidence of ill effects to their babies.
The findings were presented this week at the 6th European Breast Cancer Conference in Berlin.
Sibylle Loibl, MD, of the University of Frankfurt, tells WebMD that it is now clear that most pregnant breast cancer patients do have options.
"The evidence now shows that women who are pregnant are often good candidates for standard breast cancer treatments," she says.For the rest of the story click on the title of the post.