Hyman B. Muss Addresses Misconceptions About Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

Hyman B. Muss, MD, professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, discusses misconceptions women have about being pregnant with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Hyman B. Muss, MD, professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, discusses misconceptions women have about being pregnant with a breast cancer diagnosis.

While the cancer may initially be more difficult to find since pregnant women’s bodies are going through changes, the treatment and outcomes are about the same when compared to patients with breast cancer who are not pregnant. Muss emphasizes that being pregnant does not mean choosing between treating cancer and having a healthy baby.