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Becoming pregnant after age 40 and breast cancer?

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  • Mary Foti Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2010
    Are you asking if you should have a baby after age 40 after having breast cancer, or are you asking if being over 40 and getting pregnant increases your risk of getting breast cancer?
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    • kim sosa Profile
      anónimo
      Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama

      I was just diagnosed but would like to have a baby. I just turned 40 so my question is how long do you have to wait after treatment and does it increase a recurrance of the cancer if getting pregnant.

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    • Mary Foti Profile
      anónimo
      Sobreviviente desde 2010

      I was 41 when I was diagnosed in 2010. I have two young sons. I had to have a hysterectomy also because I am BRCA2+ (so I was at a very high risk of ovarian cancer, too). You will need to discuss this question with your oncologist. It is my...

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      I was 41 when I was diagnosed in 2010. I have two young sons. I had to have a hysterectomy also because I am BRCA2+ (so I was at a very high risk of ovarian cancer, too). You will need to discuss this question with your oncologist. It is my understanding that getting pregnant when you have breast cancer is very dangerous because of the dramatically incresed hormone levels, which is what fuels some types of breast cancer cells. However, once you're done with surgery, treatment (chemo, radiation etc.) your oncologist may feel that getting pregnant is fine, as long as you are carefully monitored for any recurrence, etc. In some cases, however, with some types and stages of breast cancer, your oncologist may recommend having your ovaries removed in order to reduce the estrogen levels in your body. But this is a very long answer to yor question and the bottom line is only you and your oncologist can make that decision. So sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I wish you speedy recovery!

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    • Tarsha Smith Profile
      anónimo
      Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama

      Thanks for the information and support. This really helps me out in my decision.

      about 6 years Flag
  • kim sosa Profile
    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    I'm interested in this question also?
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