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Vol 11, No 5 (2015)
Review paper
Published online: 2016-02-17
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Breast cancer in young women

Katarzyna Pogoda, Anna Niwińska, Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld, Anna Górniak, Jerzy Giermek, Zbiegniew Nowecki
Oncol Clin Pract 2015;11(5):276-291.

open access

Vol 11, No 5 (2015)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2016-02-17

Abstract

Caring for young breast cancer patients is a challenge for different medical specialists. An introduction of more effective agents results in improved outcomes. At the same time, the quality of life after cancer becomes more important. The problems of young women who develop breast cancer differ from those that apply for older patients. It applies especially to fertility impairment due to systemic therapy. In recent years, new guidelines for the treatment and management of young breast cancer patients in certain specific situations have been developed. The article presents the comprehensive approach to care for young breast cancer patients. The current principles of treatment, recommended by scientific societies, were discussed. The following specific clinical issues were addressed: fertility after chemotherapy, the methods of fertility preservation, pregnancy and breastfeeding after breast cancer, breast cancer in pregnant women, and contraception

Abstract

Caring for young breast cancer patients is a challenge for different medical specialists. An introduction of more effective agents results in improved outcomes. At the same time, the quality of life after cancer becomes more important. The problems of young women who develop breast cancer differ from those that apply for older patients. It applies especially to fertility impairment due to systemic therapy. In recent years, new guidelines for the treatment and management of young breast cancer patients in certain specific situations have been developed. The article presents the comprehensive approach to care for young breast cancer patients. The current principles of treatment, recommended by scientific societies, were discussed. The following specific clinical issues were addressed: fertility after chemotherapy, the methods of fertility preservation, pregnancy and breastfeeding after breast cancer, breast cancer in pregnant women, and contraception

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Keywords

contraception, chemotherapy, pregnancy, fertility, breast cancer

About this article
Title

Breast cancer in young women

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 11, No 5 (2015)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

276-291

Published online

2016-02-17

Bibliographic record

Oncol Clin Pract 2015;11(5):276-291.

Keywords

contraception
chemotherapy
pregnancy
fertility
breast cancer

Authors

Katarzyna Pogoda
Anna Niwińska
Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld
Anna Górniak
Jerzy Giermek
Zbiegniew Nowecki

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