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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pregnancy may increase cancer survival rate! Women who fall pregnant after receiving treatment for breast cancer boost their chances of surviving the disease, a study shows.

They need not wait the recommended two years before attempting to conceive, according to the research published online by the British Medical Journal.

Women of childbearing age who are diagnosed with breast cancer are currently advised to delay pregnancy to identify those who relapse early and have a poor prognosis.

But there is no published data to suggest that postponing conception will affect the outcome of the cancer or pregnancy - and now some studies have implied that subsequent pregnancy may provide a survival benefit.

Researchers identified 123 women aged between 15 and 44 who were diagnosed with breast cancer and had at least one pregnancy after their diagnosis.

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