Pregnancy Shouldn’t Delay Cancer Diagnosis

News — By on February 27, 2009 at 3:26 am

HOUSTON — Young women should not let pregnancy delay diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, U.S. researchers say. The study findings, published in the journal Cancer, indicated pregnancy had no impact on breast cancer survival after 10 years, but found women who were pregnant had been more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease and less likely to get early treatment. “Breast cancer in young women is a highly aggressive disease, and it’s important that we study it in hopes of making a difference in terms of treatment,” study first author Dr. Beth Beadle of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston said in a statement. For the retrospective study, Beadle and colleagues review…

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