A 24-year-old member asked:
if a breast cancer patient breast feeds her child will he be affected?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: It is safe to breast feed after having breast cancer, although the affected breast may not produce milk following radiation therapy. Of course, any medication you take, including chemotherapy, may be passed to your child in the breast milk; therefore, your child's pediatrician needs to be aware of any medication you are taking before starting breastfeeding.
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Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Depends on tx: In general patients being actively treated with chemotherapy should avoid breast feeding. Always best to check with your oncologist.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
If I don't have children till after 30, does that increase my cancer rates for breast cancer?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Breast cancer risk: 20 percent lower if the first birth was at age 20, 10 percent lower for first birth at age 25, and 5 percent higher if the first birth was at age 35 .
The risk for a nulliparous woman is similar to that of a woman with a first full term birth at age 30.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Are there breast cancer scholarships for children of survivors?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Can children as young as 10 develop breast cancer?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Yes, but VERY rare: The risk of a breast cancer developing in a child is extremely rare.
5208 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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