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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Research Focused On Postpartum Breast Cancer

Research Focused On Postpartum Breast Cancer

I had never heard of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PBAC) until I read this article in USA Today. Turns out, much focus is on this cancer, diagnosed during or after pregnancy, which can have extremely aggressive characteristics.  A search of the internet shows a growing dialogue. According to USA Today: ...almost one-third of the 25,000 (breast cancer) cases diagnosed in women under age 45 fall into the category of postpartum breast cancer, also called pregnancy-associated breast cancer, says Pepper Schedin, a professor at the University of Colorado in Denver. For reasons doctors don't completely understand, a woman's risk of breast cancer actually goes up in...