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I was diagnosed last week. Mass in right breast and cancer in one lymph node. Waiting for hormone test. Found out yesterday that I’m pregnant. What are my options and how risky are those options? My doctors are only talking to me about termination.

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 5 years
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Rebecca, I am so sorry for what you are going through. I would take a lot of time making decisions, and get a lot of professional advice. Once you know the stage, grade, oncotype score this may help you decide on your treatment. I think that surgery, either partial or mastectomy is an option. Depending on tumor's aggressiveness, you might be able to have chemo during the last half of the pregnancy. Look under the learn section on this site, there is a chapter about bc during pregnancy . Look under topics too, there might be info there. And I know there are other women on here who have dealt with this , and I hope they will respond. Blessing to you.
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Dana Farber in Mass has a breast cancer during pregnancy treatment program.

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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Oh I am so sorry this is happening to you!!!!!!!! Get advice from best cancer clinic you can find-- UCSF, MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic...
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Termination??!! I fought breast cancer, had treatment and now got the ok to try for a baby. ALL of my military doctors are telling me that if I get pregnant and have a reoccurrence, after a certain point in the pregnancy, you can be treated. Treatment is so advanced these days that there has to be another way!! I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Tough situation.
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  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    There was a pregnant woman receiving treatment when I was.., it can be done
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  • Brandi Mixon Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Rebecca, I am so happy you found out about your baby and so sorry about you finding out you have breast cancer. This should be an amazingly happy time for you! I tell this to everyone that hears those four words, "You have breast cancer", take a deep breath, try to relax, and let it sink in before you make a decision on your treatment. Like the others have said, it is your body and you do have a say in your course of treatment. I know others have gone trough this and pregnancy at the same time. I don't know your beliefs, but if you choose to not terminate, tell your doctors ASAP. It is possible to do both, I've read many stories of successful BC treatment during pregnancy. We all feel we have to rush to make a decision on treatment, but you do have more time than what you think. Prayers for you and your family and He will guide you through this.
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  • Leah Fortune Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    It depends on what trimester you are in whether they can do chemo on you. I read once that you and the baby can do it. I think it would depend on your age, if you have children already, what are the possibly side effect for the baby, etc.
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    anonymous
    Patient
    You can do it !! This is a blog I love about a young woman pregnant wi breast cancer . Very inspiring one of my favorites ! This maybe the only time you can have a baby . Things happen for a reason. Good luck to you! http://www.themurraymadhouse.com/
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  • Lisa G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    My Dear, I'm so sorry that you have to face such horrible choices. I wish you all the best. Try not to be in pinic mode, I did say TRY..it's not easy. Be patient with yourself nd allow yourself to get through the best you can
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Oh Darlin, what an awful thing clouding an otherwise wonderful event. I think you have to read every drip of information and consult with Ob/Gyn who has some background in this type of situation. You read about pregnancy's going to full term so it can happen. It probably depends on the type of breast cancer, and its aggressiveness. Like the other women here.... I am just so very sorry. Take care, Sharon
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  • joan jones Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 0 Patient
    Hope you have a great support system around you .... If you are able ~go to the best breast center you can with experts in breast cancer and pregnancy . If there is not one near you - try to speak to the best obstetrician you can or neonatologist ...your minister if you are affiliated with a church to sort it through You need peace of mind with whatever decision you make - Take the time to get the information you need and second opinions or more if you need them .. Peace, calm and strength -& best wishes to you as you find your way ..
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    What terrible choices you are faced with. I think you want to do about the pregnancy. It is your body and your baby only you get to make the choice. If you tell the doctors terminating is an option they will treat you one way. If you tell them you are going to have the baby termination is NOT an option they will use a different treatment. If you don't like their approach get a second opinion. I'm sure they make matrernity big girl warrior panties. Please stay in touch.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I just googled pregnant & breastcancer I found several sites. Try cancer.org
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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Breastcancer.org is a freat sote too.

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      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      What is a "freat sote"??

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Probably "great site" in my opinion.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Yes it was great site bad phone typing while husband was driving. Sorry!!!!

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      No problem, just figured it was someone being rude when they questioned it as it was obvious what you meant.

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