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Pregnancy does not increase mortality from breast cancer

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1577
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Women who become pregnant after premenopausal stage I or stage II invasive breast cancer show no increase in mortality compared with those with no subsequent pregnancy, according to a new study.

    The US study—one of the first to investigate systematically the effect of pregnancy on patients' survival after a diagnosis of breast carcinoma—followed …

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