Pregnancy-associated breast cancer

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 1998;19(4):401-4.


Pregnancy-associated breast cancer, which is defined as all breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy or within the following year, is a relatively rare finding. Due to the particular difficulties in the diagnosis of breast cancer during this period, pregnant women tend to present more advanced disease at diagnosis. Four cases of pregnancy-associated breast cancer referred to our Institute are described as a contribution to the knowledge of this disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast / diagnosis*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / secondary
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*