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If a patient has breast cancer and breastfeeds her child, do the stray cancer cells in the milk have any effect on her child?

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In brief: NO

Studies cancer cell will not pass into milk and will not give cancer to the child even in later part of life .
However doctors will not recommend breast feeding , the medication , radio isotopes will pass into milk and effect the child..

In brief: NO

Studies cancer cell will not pass into milk and will not give cancer to the child even in later part of life .
However doctors will not recommend breast feeding , the medication , radio isotopes will pass into milk and effect the child..
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Unlikely

The stray cancer cells in breast milk of a woman with breast cancer are not likely to be viable.
Even if viable, such cells are likely to get digested in the stomach. However, it is probably not a good idea to feed a baby on the breast that is known to have cancer as cancer tissues often release products that are not healthful and may be harmful.

In brief: Unlikely

The stray cancer cells in breast milk of a woman with breast cancer are not likely to be viable.
Even if viable, such cells are likely to get digested in the stomach. However, it is probably not a good idea to feed a baby on the breast that is known to have cancer as cancer tissues often release products that are not healthful and may be harmful.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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