Itís safe to have baby after breast cancer

Most women can have a baby after being diagnosed with breast cancer, according to researchers who claim it's "safe" and increases lifespan.

There were concerns earlier that pregnancy could boost levels of female sex hormone oestrogen in the body and cause breast cancer, the most common form of the disease to return.

But, now a new study claims that it is safe for most women to get pregnant even within the first two years after diagnosis. Furthermore, the study revealed that patients who become pregnant appear to survive longer than those who don't, although independent experts claimed that further research is needed in this area, the 'Daily Mail' newspaper reported.

In their study, the researchers, led by Dr Hatem Azim, a medical oncologist at Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels, and colleagues, enrolled 333 women, with an average age of 34, but ranging from 21 to 48 years old, whose oestrogen receptor status (positive or negative) and disease outcome were known.

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