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Breast Cancer during Pregnancy: A Case Report and Literature Review

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1109387, PP. 1-6

Subject Areas: Women’s Health, Oncology, Gynecology & Obstetrics

Keywords: Breast Cancer, Pregnancy, Chemotherapy, Multidisciplinary Consultation, Prognosis

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Breast cancer is the most common and deadliest cancer in women. The association of breast cancer and pregnancy is relatively rare and has a poor prognosis due to often late diagnosis and a high potential for lymphatic dissemination. It poses many diagnostic, therapeutic, prognostic and psychological problems. We report a case of ductal carcinoma of the breast associated with pregnancy in a 27-year-old patient. The diagnosis was late as well as the care which began 4 weeks after delivery. Obstetrically, a caesarean section was performed at 36 weeks. The perinatal prognosis was good; however, the mother died after the first course of chemotherapy.

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Diaouga, H. S. , Yacouba, M. C. , Rahamatou, M. G. , Idi, N. and Nayama, M. (2022). Breast Cancer during Pregnancy: A Case Report and Literature Review. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e9387. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1109387.

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