- •Delays in childbearing trends are likely to lead to an increase in breast cancer cases diagnosed during pregnancy.
- •Presentation is usually late because early diagnosis is more difficult.
- •Surgery is safe throughout pregnancy, whilst radiotherapy and chemotherapy should be administered after completion of the first trimester.
- •Breast cancer in pregnancy does not carry any significant obstetrical or perinatal risks.
- •Termination of pregnancy does not affect maternal prognosis.
- •To understand the role of diagnostic and staging procedures.
- •To understand the various treatment modalities available.
- •To understand the obstetric management and timing of delivery.
- •To highlight the importance of the multidisciplinary team.
- •At what gestation could termination of pregnancy be warranted?
- •When should women embark on a further pregnancy after breast cancer treatment?
Please cite this article as: Padmagirison R, Gajjar K, Spencer C. Management of breast cancer during pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2010;12:186–192.