Misconceptions surrounding pregnancy-associated breast cancer

Nada Khalil*, Clare A Fowler

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere226719
Number of pages4
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number1
Early online date17 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • breast cancer
  • cancer - see oncology


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