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What happens during breast cancer surgery if you are pregnant?

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During breast cancer surgery, the surgeon will examine the lymph nodes to see whether any are affected. He'll often remove the ones where the cancer is most likely to have spread. If you need chemotherapy, your doctor will usually wait until after the first trimester to lessen the chance that it will harm the baby.

From: Breast Cancer and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute. The Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 


Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 15, 2017

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute. The Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 


Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 15, 2017

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