Author | David N. Danforth, Jr, MD

Articles

Commentary (Danforth): Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

January 01, 2001

The care of a pregnant breast cancer patient is a challenging clinical situation that historically has placed the welfare of the mother in conflict with that of the fetus. For the woman in this situation, the emotions usually

Pregnancy After Breast Cancer: From Psychosocial Issues Through Conception

May 01, 1998

Breast cancer, the most common malignancy in women, frequently develops during the premenopausal years. The great majority of these breast cancers can be successfully treated, and the decision to have children remains a real and important consideration. The relationship between breast cancer and a subsequent pregnancy is complex, and decisions regarding one may ultimately affect the course or outcome of the other.