DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20150192

Pregnancy in breast cancer survivor with anthracycline induced cardiomyopathy

Madhva Prasad, Sumit Chamariya, Rashmi Khadkikar, Anahita Chauhan

Abstract


With earlier diagnosis and improved treatment modalities and management of breast cancer patients, survival is improving. An increasing number of survivors are in the reproductive age group; however a neglected medical area is contraceptive advice, failure of which can result in unwanted pregnancy and further medical complications. An undiagnosed pregnancy in a breast cancer survivor with known anthracycline- induced cardiomyopathy is presented here.


Keywords


Cardiomyopathy, Pregnancy, Anthracycline-induced, Adriamycin-induced, Contraception in cancer survivor

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