Breast cancer affects young women
The number of breast cancer has doubled in 30 years. Today, more than 400,000 women are affected and are diagnosed each year 40,000 new cases, which is much. Among these women, the proportions according to age groups have not changed and there are still 7 to 8% of women with breast cancer who are under 40 years.
So proportionally, there are no more affected than young women. Because the number of cancer cases has increased in the same way in all age groups.
After Breast Cancer
The Association AFAC (Association francophone de l'after breast cancer), which includes oncologists, oncologists, gynecologists and radiologists, speaks today, through a survey called 'Giving life after breast cancer: a re-birth ', precisely those women under 40 who have had breast cancer.
NWAC is concerned with women who have completed treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy). Thanks to medicine, they are increasingly likely to cure their cancer. Healing and remission of breast cancer are phenomena that we observe today in routine.
These women are eager to lead a normal life and no longer have to worry about cancer. And when they are under 40, they want (if they can) be pregnant, which seems normal.
But oncologists and oncologists who are limited in number in France, are often overwhelmed with the care of post-cancer 'and in particular after breast cancer.
The pure oncology consultations are more and more congested by the success of treatment, by women who are well and come every 6 months or every year to be followed in a systematic manner or for a variety of bone mass, d ' intolerance to treatment, sex, weight, pain, breast reconstruction and psychological problems.
But these extra-dimensions cancer are not always taken into account in the consultations in oncology. Oncologists say themselves, the primary objective is the healing and the avoidance or rapid diagnosis of recurrences.
While the bone problems, weight, sexuality, pain, etc.. Are important, but the cancer does not necessarily available to take charge.
Among the projects of the NWAC, there is this very ambitious survey that focuses on women who had breast cancer and who were pregnant, regardless of whether they had a baby or not.
Currently we do not know much about this subject. We have no study French, European or international level that can enlighten us about these women: who they are, how they have decided to carry a pregnancy, was it voluntary, what was the reception of this desire pregnancy by family, by the spouse, by doctors around him, what was contraception, history of cancer and what was the history of pregnancy? All these questions are also interesting to decline medical point of view, physical and emotional.
To conduct this investigation, we broadcast a toll-free number on 0800 770 736, to recruit women with a pregnancy after breast cancer. It is enough volunteers to call this number to receive a questionnaire and possibly a hotline to help meet certain criteria.
We hope to gather 1000 to 5000 responses, which will be analyzed and then statistically processed and will result in publications. We know, for the first time the history of these women, couples and children if there a.
For information, all studies show that there was no increased risk of recurrence of breast cancer following pregnancy.
Pregnancy is allowed from the time when breast cancer has been cured. For the most part, however, it is recommended to wait a period of 3 years because the majority of relapses occur between 0 and 3 years after the cure of cancer.