A 41-year-old member asked:
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can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible: It is possible, but this is best discussed with your oncologists who can discuss further based on your individual treatment plan.
Answered on Oct 7, 2012

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