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Misconceptions surrounding pregnancy-associated breast cancer
  1. Nada Khalil1 and
  2. Clare Fowler2
  1. 1 University of Bristol Medical School, Bristol, UK
  2. 2 Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Nada Khalil, nk14796{at}


This case report describes a 31-year-old woman who presented with a right painless breast lump. A mammogram and ultrasound scan showed the lump was suspicious of cancer. Core biopsy and immunohistochemistry of the lump confirmed a triple negative, poorly differentiated, invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast. One week following her diagnosis, the patient found out she was pregnant. The patient was worried about what the implications this diagnosis would have on both her baby and her own cancer treatment.

  • cancer - see oncology
  • breast cancer

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  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Contributors NK wrote the case report. CF supervised the project, providing advice and feedback on the case report.

  • Funding This study was funded by University of Bristol.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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