Centre for Reproductive Health

Motherhood after breast cancer doesn’t lower survival chances

Giving birth to a child after having breast cancer has no detrimental effect on the woman’s prospects of surviving the illness, according to a new study led by Professor Richard Anderson at MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.

Moreover, survival rates were no worse in younger women, those who had not been pregnant before, or those with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

Picture of Richard Anderson

Professor Anderson said: ‘This analysis shows that having a baby after breast cancer doesn’t have a negative impact on survival. It provides reassurance for the growing number of women who want to start or complete their families after breast cancer treatment.’

He presented these findings at the 38th annual meeting of ESHRE. Read the full press release.


Please find below a few pieces of press coverage:

The Independent

Medicine Net

US News.com