Monday, March 13, 2006

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Develops Guidelines for Breast Cancer in Pregnancy

MedPage, March 13, 2006
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has issued its first breast cancer guidelines for the treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy.
"If a woman is in her first trimester, the guidelines suggest the doctor and the patient discuss possible termination of the pregnancy," said Robert Carlson, M.D., of Stanford, who is chairman of the breast cancer guidelines committee. "If she decides to continue the pregnancy, then the guidelines come into place."
The guidelines for treatment of breast caner in pregnant women were issued during the NCCN's 11th annual conference here over the weekend. The NCCN is a consortium of 19 of the nation's leading cancer institutions. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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