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Is there a link between having a breast infection during nursing and years later developing DCIS or IDC? I am curious because this has happened to me and wonder if anyone else has made the connection.

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anonymous

Survivor since 2009 over 8 years
 
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    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    Funny you ask this question. The same thing happened to me. Left breast infection while breast feeding and DCIS in left breast. Interesting....
    over 8 years Comment Flag
  • Robin Bailey Profile
    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    Me too! I got many infections while nursing my son to 11 mos. He's 19 now and I've got Dcis!
    over 8 years Comment Flag
  • Alice Klobukowski Profile
    anónimo
    Stage 2A Paciente
    I had mastitis but that was 48 years ago while nursing my son. I don't remember if it was in one or both breasts. It had occurred to me that there could be a connection. It stopped me from breast feeding which of course is one of many BC issues.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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