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Could four months of using HRT between April to July 2011 have caused my now diagnosis of breast cancer 12.1.2012?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Aliza, I'm not a Dr., but in my opinion it wouldn't seem likely that just four months of hrt would be the cause of your cancer. I know hrt can be one of the risk factors along with so many other things. There are people with cancer that don't have any risk factors whatsoever. I had no history of breast cancer in my family, followed a good diet, exercised, didn't smoke, etc. It's very common to question what caused our cancer. When I was first diagnosed I went over & over in my mind what I might have done to cause my cancer. I finally gave in to the fact that I would never know if there was something I could have done to prevent it and start focusing on my healing. Thoughts & prayers to you in your journey to wellness. Hugs, Diana
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • aliza francis Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you so much for your reply,story. Sounds like you have had an arduous journey with breast cancer and I truly admire your courage and positivity. My journey has just begun, and I would like to keep you informed along the way if that's alright with you. Thank God for daughters and sisters who are right beside and with me as this journey begins and concludes. I pray after all you have been through that life will be extra kind to you now. god bless you. Judy, Alizas Mum.
    about 8 years Flag
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      You're very welcome.  :)  It hasn't been easy but I have a wonderful & caring Oncologist, an awesome boyfriend that has been there for me every step of the way, and my family & friends. And...the kindness shown to me by total strangers  has...

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      You're very welcome.  :)  It hasn't been easy but I have a wonderful & caring Oncologist, an awesome boyfriend that has been there for me every step of the way, and my family & friends. And...the kindness shown to me by total strangers  has touched me beyond belief. Just know you're not alone & you're going to get through this! I am getting there! I read quite a bit & one book that inspires me is "There's No Place Like Hope" by Vickie Gerard. She tells her story of hope in bite size pieces. :).  Amazon has it or you might could find it at your library. Prayer helps keep me strong but you're going to have down days. Be kind to yourself, allow yourself to cry.  You are more than welcome to keep me informed, ask any questions, or just want to talk. It helps so much to be able to talk to other's that have been there. :) I have made a few friends on here that e-mail me to let me know how they are. It helps me in my healing as well. We belong to a club that no one would ever want to belong to. We're a sisterhood & we'll make it! The moment you survive the diagnosis...you become a survivor. The moment your cancer has been detected, your success story begins! You may continue to post here or if you wish to e-mail me....it's luvshermusic47@gmail.com. God bless you Judy, hugs.

      about 8 years Flag
  • nicola E Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Breast cancer masses take years to develop but it is possible that the hrt fed the tumor and caused it to develop quicker over the last 4 months but most likely NOT the primary cause.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Kristy Davis Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    My doctor told me that the cancer in me was growing from anywhere from 2.5 to 5 years before I found it. My tumor was 1.8cm when I found it. I would have to say that I highly doubt if there is any link. Your doctor should be able to confirm that.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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