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How Soon Can I Get Pregnant After Breast Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Can't tell: Your risk depends on a series of personal risk factors (reproductive, dietary, etc) as well as your family history. Specialists in risk assessment use models to estimate cancer risk but of course, they are educated guesses. In killeen, you have access to texas oncology's genetic risk evaluation and treatment program or to scott and white genetics program. Good luck. ...Read more
Pregnancy & breasts: I typically recommend patients wait for about 6 months after giving birth or stopping breastfeeding prior to having breast surgery. We want the breasts to be at a steady state so we really know what we are working with & want to be sure that any remaining milk doesn't affect the results. If surgery is done too soon & breasts cont to change, we may need to redo the surgery! No good! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When you feel ready: 18, so probably best to wait a while ...Read more
Discuss with your do: Discuss with your doctor who knows your situation and diagnosis, extent of surgery, roughly 6 wks is good estimate, every case is different. ...Read more
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Depends: If this was done for mild precancer of the cervix, i would suggest waiting until you've had a follow-up pap before trying to get pregnant. This should be done anywhere from 3-6 mos after your treatment. You want to be sure your doc got rid of all the abnormal cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-9 months: This is really just an estimate because this is about how long it takes for 95% of the swelling to resolve and assess your results. In reality, I have had patients become pregnant immediately afterwards with nearly no adverse consequences. Expect changes such as volume loss and potential sagging. Although the benefits of nursing are undeniable, it may affect the appearance of the implants also. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
5 yrs or less: It has been shown that using hormone replacement therapy (hrt) can increase one's risk of breast cancer when taken for longer than 5 years. Because of this we no longer recommend taking hormones for long periods of time. Work with your gynecologist for options to deal with the symptoms of menopause. ...Read more
Pregnancy: as soon as you ovulate and probably after about 2 to 3 weeks ...Read more
With ovulation: With laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal (cystectomy), you usually recover within a week or two and ovulation may be as early as 2-3 weeks. If your tubes are normal & fertility wasn't an issue prior, you can achieve pregnancy as soon as you're comfortable. If you had a laparotomy, give it 2 months minimum to allow proper healing & comfort. Take Folic Acid if planning a pregnancy & good luck to you. ...Read more
When you ovulate: Once you start ovulating and having periods, it's possible for you to get pregnant. It might take some time after chemotherapy to regain normal cycles, and it depends on the type of chemotherapy you received. Some chemotherapy makes you infertile, and hopefully your doctor discussed this with you. For more info: www.Fertilehope.Org. ...Read more
While your: Urologist may have another answer, if you can achieve an erection, you may attempt sexual intercourse. Do not anticipate an ejaculation (which is different from an orgasm), since the prostate makes the majority of the juice in an ejaculate, and your prostate is now gone. It's good you are thinking about sex which means your libido works. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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