This summary table contains detailed information about research studies. Summary tables are a useful way to look at the science behind many breast cancer guidelines and recommendations. However, to get the most out of the tables, it’s important to understand some key concepts. Learn how to read a research table.
Introduction: Having a child after completing breast cancer treatment does not appear to lower a woman’s chances for survival.
Some studies show women who have a child after breast cancer treatment have better overall survival than women who do not [1-3].
Women who become pregnant after completing treatment for breast cancer may be healthier than those who don't . Therefore, findings from studies on this topic may be limited to these healthier women.
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Study selection criteria: Cohort studies and case-control studies with more than 100 breast cancer survivors and meta-analyses.
Study Population(number of participants)
Was Survival Worse for Women who Had a Child after Breast Cancer Treatment (compared to those who did not have a child)? Yes / No
Kroman et al. 
Iqbal et al. 
Mueller et al. 
Largillier et al. 
Blakely et al. 
Verkooijen et al. 
Lambertini et al. 
Kranick et al. 
Hartman and Eslick 
Azim et al. 
Valachis et al. 
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