Misconceptions surrounding pregnancy-associated breast cancer.

Research paper by Nada N Khalil, Clare C Fowler

Indexed on: 21 Dec '18Published on: 21 Dec '18Published in: BMJ case reports


This case report describes a 31-year-old woman who presented with a right painless breast lump. A mammogram and ultrasound scan showed the lump was suspicious of cancer. Core biopsy and immunohistochemistry of the lump confirmed a triple negative, poorly differentiated, invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast. One week following her diagnosis, the patient found out she was pregnant. The patient was worried about what the implications this diagnosis would have on both her baby and her own cancer treatment. © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2018. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.