Pregnancy for ER- increases risk?

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Question from LBB: I'm ER-negative and would like to get pregnant. Does pregnancy increase my chances of recurrence? I'm stage II and finished treatment 17 months ago.
Answers - Kutluk Oktay, M.D. No, not according to current studies. Please see the answers to previous questions. The transcript will be available next week on
Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. Women who are successfully treated for breast cancer and then get pregnant appear to have the same survival as similar women who did not get pregnant.

On Wednesday, September 10, 2008, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Fertility and Pregnancy. Kutluk Oktay, M.D. and Leslie Schover, Ph.D. answered your questions about breast cancer treatments that can affect your fertility, options for preserving your fertility, being treated for breast cancer while pregnant, and more.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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