Pregnancy around the time of a breast cancer diagnosis does not negatively affect survival
Full article: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2608281
The number of women who become pregnant around the time of, or after a breast cancer diagnosis is increasing. However, it is unclear whether pregnancy around the time of a breast cancer diagnosis impacts survival. This recently published study demonstrates that the timing of pregnancy does not negatively affect breast cancer survival rates. (5/24/17)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I was previously treated for breast cancer; when can I safely conceive?
- Can I interrupt hormonal therapy to become pregnant?
- How can I preserve my fertility before breast cancer treatment?
- What treatments are safe for my baby?
- Is my cancer diagnosis going to affect my baby?
- Should I delay treatment until after I have the baby?
- Are there precautions I can take if I have to receive treatment during my pregnancy?
- Are there signs I should look for that would indicate my child was affected by my cancer diagnosis during pregnancy?
Open Clinical Trials
The following research studies related to fertility preservation are enrolling patients.
Fertility preservation studies for women
Fertility preservation for men
- NCT02972801: Testicular Tissue Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation. Testicular tissue cryopreservation is an experimental procedure involving testicular tissue that is retrieved and frozen. This technique is reserved for young male patients, with the ultimate goal that their tissue may be used in the future to restore fertility when experimental techniques emerge from the research pipeline.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.