Accession Number : ADA320276

Title :   Childbearing and Survival After Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Aug 95-29 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Mueller, Beth A.

PDF Url : ADA320276

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The incidence of breast cancer among women less than 45 years of age is increasing, and young women appear to have relatively poor survival. The prognosis may be even worse for women who are pregnant at diagnosis; however, the effect on survival of a pregnancy conceived after breast cancer is unknown. As the increase of breast cancer incidence among younger women coincides with a trend towards delayed childbearing, information regarding the association of subsequent pregnancy and survival is needed so that women with breast cancer and their physicians can make informed choices concerning family planning. We propose to determine whether women with breast cancer who subsequently bear children are less likely to survive than a matched comparison group of women with breast cancer who do not bear a child. We are in the process of linking cancer registry data in three US populations with birth certificate records. Women will be followed up through 1995 to determine survival.

Descriptors :   *SURVIVABILITY, *PREGNANCY, *BREAST CANCER, PREDICTIONS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, POPULATION, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), PHYSICIANS, WOMEN.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE