Feb 4, 2011 10:25AM kim40 wrote:
I'm just going to go back a bit on the nursing issue.
I too had problems nursing 15 years ago. My left breast caused me a lot of problems at the time and I develop an infection in that breast, the same breast as my breast cancer. Fast forward to 8 years, I had a benign lump removed, then fast forward another 5 years - breast cancer. I wonder too if it was all releasted. The benign lump that I had removed was not in the same position at all as my cancer. It was on two different side of my breast. Mine too was around the 11 o'clock position. I just wonder now if it has been growing there since my benign lump was removed. I was 35 at that time and I demanded to be screen then, but my BS told me that it was just somehting that happens, no reason to be alarmed.
I went to seem by family doc one week before my 40th b-day for my yearly rub down, and I asked about getting a mammogram, seeing how I was turning 40 the following week. She said that she didn't feel anything during the BSE, so I'm ok. Me, being naive about BC, said ok and went on my jolly way. 1 year later, to the date of my yearly checkup, I was d/xed. I should have been more adamant on getting screened, something that I will always kick my rear end for. But at the end of the day, I will always wonder if the infection that I got when I was breast feeding was a start of something later down the road.