Key clinical point: A breast cancer (BC) diagnosis within 5 years of childbirth (postpartum BC [PPBC]) was associated with worse prognosis than no childbirth prior to diagnosis (nulliparous BC), with the association being strongest in young women diagnosed at the age of <35 years and in those with stage I disease.
Major finding: Women diagnosed with nulliparous BC vs. PPBC at age of <45 years had better overall survival (hazard ratio [HR] 0.61; 95% CI 0.42-0.87), with the difference being more pronounced in women with stage I tumors (HR 0.30; 95% CI 0.11-0.79) and in women diagnosed at the age of ≤35 years (HR 0.44; 95% CI 0.23-0.84).
Study details: The study evaluated a pooled dataset of 2519 women diagnosed with BC at the age of ≥18 years.
Disclosures: This study was funded by grants from the University of Colorado Cancer Center, National Institutes of Health, and other sources. The authors declared no conflict of interests.
Source: Shagisultanova E et al. Overall survival is the lowest among young women with postpartum breast cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2022;168:119-127 (May 4). Doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2022.03.014