Breast cancer in young pregnancy: A management dilemma

Hwang Zhen Shan, Juhara Haron, Maya Mazwin Yahya, Wan Faiziah Wan Abdul Rahman, Tengku Ahmad Damitri Al-astani

Abstract


Breast cancer in young pregnancy is a breast cancer diagnosed in a young lady at the age of less than 30 years old during pregnancy. Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy are challenging as both maternal and foetal outcome must be considered in terms of their short and long-term effects. It requires multidisciplinary treatment. Instead, pregnancy should be preserved whenever possible, while treating the underlying breast cancer. It is important not to compromise the treatment of breast cancer because of the pregnancy. The overall therapeutic concept basically depends on timing of delivery, staging of the underlying disease, treatment mode and the impacts of treatment recommended as well as foetal outcome in relation to treatment that administered to the mother during pregnancy. We present a case of young pregnant lady at the age of 23 with breast cancer as it is a rare event and the challenges encounter in managing her and to highlight the treatment options for the patient and the baby.

Keywords


Young pregnancy, Breast cancer, Breast cancer management

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