Clinical SurgeryQuestion Bank

Breast and Breast Diseases

Breast and Breast Disease

#61 What is the trend of breast cancer in pregnancy ?

Answer :

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 ?

Answer :

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 ?

Answer :

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 ?

Answer :

No evidence of teratogenicity during 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy

 

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