May 8, 2012 07:45AM
Hello all! Since reading so many different forums regarding pain in BC (such as docs saying you don't get pain in BC), being 'too young' to get BC, and other sorts of dismissive things docs say-and the uninformed in general!
Let me begin by saying I do NOT have breast cancer! I've had breast issues the past three years with having a surgical biopsy (B9), microcalcifications, and most recently (yesterday), scheduling a diagnostic mammogram because something showed up on my annual mammo last Thursday! I've had a cyst for many years that prompted a mammogram at the age of 23-it was finally drained after my sisters BC diagnosis 7 years ago! I'm 46 now!!
Which brings me to my subject: How many on here that are dealing with BC, used fertility drugs? I have 3 sisters (and 5 bros), and my sister is the ONLY person in our entire family (cousins,aunts, uncles,etc.,) that has had any form of cancer! She and I both used fertility drugs-our other two sisters and Mom had no problems conceiving naturally, and alas, none of them have had any issues when it comes to the breasts!
Now I know that hormones are a big factor! I'm personally on BHRT progesterone after having blood and saliva test that showed my progesterone very, very low, and my estrogen 300 times that of my progesterone! But does all of this, plus fertility drugs play a role?
Going back, my sister and former BIL went through several rounds of IUI-both with my BIL's sperm (which was a low count), and with donor sperm-no avail! I used Clomid for several months, did 4 rounds of IUI, and then one round (very successful-three babies later), of IVF! That's A LOT of hormones all at once-and my body knew it!
So, anybody else out there feel there's a connection? Don't get me wrong, if I had to I'd do it all over again, but I just wonder if there IS a connection! Thanks for reading!
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