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Has anyone been recommended to take a DIM supplement for fibrocystic changes by gynie ???

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    DIM (diindolyimethane) I found a lot of information on a site called MEDtv. Here is the link http://menopause.emedtv.com/menopause/dim-supplement-information.html Be sure to read the segments in the box with the heading **DIM Supplement Information.** There are a lot of links to additional info. This is recent news, from March 2012.
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  • nancy  wilcox Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I am the one who wrote about the odd right breast problem after Mammo x2 and US. What I read about DIM makes sense for younger woman who have fibrocystic breasts, but I am 61 and have been post menopausal for 7 yrs. And these fibrocyvtic changes in my right breast are just not normal at all. I am going to call my gynie tomorrow about having a MRI-
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Nancy, I think this is an excellent idea. Sometimes you just have to take the responsibility of your own healthcare into your own hands. The type of breast cancer I'd be concerned about is lobular breast cancer. There are a couple of different...

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      Nancy, I think this is an excellent idea. Sometimes you just have to take the responsibility of your own healthcare into your own hands. The type of breast cancer I'd be concerned about is lobular breast cancer. There are a couple of different types and it is a more rare type. It is more difficult to detect with mammography, and even US. One of the best ways to find it is with MRI. If it were me, knowing what I know now... I'd do the same thing and have had to. It is so much better to go that extra step to help give you peace of mind. Don't take no for an answer.... Hang in there warrior!!! Sharon

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    • nancy  wilcox Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sharon I want to thank you for your comment. I spoke with the nurse and I am to schedule a MRI hopefully next week---I want to know what is going on, good or bad. I just cannot stand the not knowing and when my gynie said that I have fibrocystic...

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      Sharon I want to thank you for your comment. I spoke with the nurse and I am to schedule a MRI hopefully next week---I want to know what is going on, good or bad. I just cannot stand the not knowing and when my gynie said that I have fibrocystic changes in right breast and recommended a mammo in one year, I thought baloney ---I am not that stupid. I will, of course let you know. Thanks again.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sharon I know how important it is to be my own advocate and to speak up, but it amazes me how common it is for people to think that this is my imagination. I have had more die in my family from cancer than any other disease. I have a first...

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      Sharon I know how important it is to be my own advocate and to speak up, but it amazes me how common it is for people to think that this is my imagination. I have had more die in my family from cancer than any other disease. I have a first cousin who has had breast, then vaginal cancer and she is still trucking and an aunt who has had breast cancer and is still alive at 80 ( both on my mom's side ). My mother died of lung cancer when she was 45. Anyway it is incredible to me that some people ,mostly men, think that I am depressed or anxious and WANT to have cancer. Have you experienced this or know of someone else who has ???

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I am 60 yrs old and have been experiencing breast pain and fullness in my breasts. Tingling and some pain in right nipple. Had a partial hysterectomy 23 yrs ago. No hormones were ever taken. Have had fibromyalgia for about 15 years; flare ups r terrible. Mammo was fine; dense breasts. Numerous images were taken. Am very concerned. All by myself. No family left...
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