#61 What is the trend of breast cancer in pregnancy ?
It occurs in 1 of every 3000 pregnant women
75% of women have axillary lymph node metastases
Less than 25% of the breast nodules seen during pregnancy and lactation will be cancerous
#62 What is the role of mammography for evaluation of breast cancer during pregnancy and lactation periods ?
It is rarely indicated because of its reduced sensitivity
The fetus can be shielded if mammography is needed
#63 What is the risk of chemotherapy during the first trimester of pregnancy ?
It can result to spontaneous abortion
It has a 12% risk of birth defects
#64 What is the risk of chemotherapy during the second and third trimester of pregnancy ?
No evidence of teratogenicity during 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy
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