OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work is to determine the incidence, clinical and the pathological behavior and the treatment of patients with diagnostic of breast cancer and pregnancy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 7 patients with histories of breast cancer associated with pregnancy, treated at the Institute of Oncology "Dr. Miguel Perez Carreño" from the year 2001 to the year 2010. RESULTS: The mean age was 32 years (42%). The gestational age corresponded to 3 patients 8, 18 and 29 weeks respectively, 3 postpartum and 6 weeks in the postoperative mediate mastectomy. Only one ingested oral contraceptives for 3 years. The predominant histological type was infiltrating ductal carcinoma 5 (71.4%) patients followed by invasive lobular carcinoma and the apocrine type. The tumor size ranged from 3 cm to 5 cm, only 1 (14.2%) patients consulted with a lesion of 1 cm size, stage IIIA disease occurred in 3 (42.8%) patients, one patient stage IV, stage I: One patient, stage IIA: 1 patient. 5 (71.4%) patients received neo-adjuvant chemotherapy which completed treatment with total mastectomy more axillaries dissection of levels I-II of Berg, only one was a conservative surgery and palliative treatment. Regarding the case was a triple immunohistochemistry negative. CONCLUSION: The management of the breast cancer during pregnancy should be made according to the stage and consider the emotional aspect involved in this decision.
|Translated title of the contribution||Breast cancer and pregnancy|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Venezolana de Oncologia|
|State||Published - Apr 2012|