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Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®)

Patient Version
Last Modified: 09/19/2013

Treatment Options by Stage

Early Stage Breast Cancer (Stage I and Stage II)
Late Stage Breast Cancer (Stage III and Stage IV)



Early Stage Breast Cancer (Stage I and Stage II)

Treatment of early stage breast cancer (stage I and stage II) may be surgery followed by adjuvant therapy as follows:

Late Stage Breast Cancer (Stage III and Stage IV)

Treatment of late stage breast cancer (stage III and stage IV) may include the following:

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy should not be given during the first 3 months of pregnancy.