Pregnancy After Breast Cancer: Is It Possible?

Nicole Page of Perth, Australia, comes from a family with an unfortunate history of breast cancer. Four of her father’s seven sisters had breast cancer, and one of them fought to get the whole family tested. Five of her aunts were found to be BRCA2 positive, meaning they had a genetic mutation on their BRCA2 gene that significantly increases their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Page was just 23 years old in 2002 when she learned she also had the BRCA2 gene mutation. Her doctors recommended watchful waiting, and she underwent yearly screening…

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