Concerns of hereditary breast cancer in pregnancy and lactation

Jennifer Chen, Vishnu Prasath, Jennifer Axilbund, Mehran Habibi

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Genetic testing should be offered to all women less than 40 years of age who are diagnosed with breast cancer, and patients with PABC are generally among them. However, there is no specific study about these cases, and whether genetic testing should be carried out during or after pregnancy is not known. Generally, testing before delivery should only be performed if positive results change management plans, such as undergoing fetal testing and choosing mastectomy instead of breast conserving surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Breast cancer in pregnancy
  • Genetic mutations
  • Genetic testing
  • Prenatal screening
  • Prognosis
  • Tumor suppressor genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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