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Oct 13, 2019 06:40AM
Family history, meaning a verified genetic link, is responsible for a minority of breast cancer cases for currently known genetic mutations. That is to say, that the vast majority of breast cancers are not linked to any currently known genetic mutation.
As for stress, no, it’s not a good thing but almost all of us experience it over the course of a life time. To try to link bc to a specific period of stress in your life is anecdotal and without proof. As a matter of fact, stress or no stress, it seems that with what we currently know it’s impossible to say what caused our breast cancer*.
Please don’t spend too much time dwelling on this as chances are excellent that you will not find an answer since the causes of bc remain largely unknown.
*Except for the minority who do have verified genetic mutations.
Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur
7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole)
6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole)