In the past, many doctors advised women with breast cancer not to become pregnant for at least two years after treatment. Although few studies have been done on this subject, it has been observed that becoming pregnant after successful treatment in almost all of them does not increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence. If you are considering getting pregnant, be sure to talk to your doctor about this. Sometimes counseling helps you sort through the complex issues about motherhood and having had breast cancer.
In the past, doctors have recommended HRT (hormone replacement therapy) after breast cancer treatment to help women cope with the severe symptoms of menopause. However, results from a recent study show that women who take HRT after breast cancer treatment have an increased risk of cancer recurrence or developing new breast cancer. For this reason, many doctors consider it not a good idea to administer HRT to patients who have had breast cancer. Women with this condition should talk to their doctor about different ways to cope with menopausal symptoms.