Breast Cancer related to RNY Gastric Bypass???

Jenni B.
on 1/3/19 8:58 pm - Las Vegas, NV

Not sure what to say, just now, that I will be breastless on 1/22/19. And although I had surgeries in my right breast before, how the H is it in my left now?

I am not dealing well with this at all, I feel like my brain is scrambled!!!


on 1/4/19 4:59 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I hope your surgery goes well; cancer diagnosis and the subsequent actions are so hard. Do you have a good support system in place?

Is there something in your diagnosis that ties the cancer to your RNY? I have not heard of that as a possible side effect previously so I'm very curious about the connection.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 130


on 1/4/19 5:42 am
RNY on 06/03/15

you're not the first person I've heard of that had cancer in one breast - and then it appeared later in the other. None of these people had WLS, though - I kind of doubt it's related.

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

Kathy S.
on 1/4/19 6:08 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

Hi Jenni,

We are so sorry for all you are going through and know our community is sending you love, hugs and support through this. I have not read or heard of any connection between RNY and breast cancer. Please keep us posted on how you are doing

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

Gina 16 Yrs and Still
Hanging In

on 1/4/19 6:33 am - Burleson , TX

JENNI - sending prayers of healing your way

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

on 1/4/19 10:15 am - Bay Area, CA

I am so sorry you are dealing with this, sending you positive vibes and prayers. Have faith it will be all alright.

on 1/4/19 1:37 pm

Depends on the type of abnormal breast tissue you have. I had surgery a number of years ago to remove an ALH (atypical lobular hyperplasia) lump in my right breast. Everything went fine and no cancer was diagnosed; however, I was informed that this type of breast tissue puts me at increased risk of invasive breast cancer in either breast in the future. This is not the case for ADH (atypical ducal hyperplasia) tissue, which can be a pre-cursor to cancer in the breast where the cells were found.

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 1/7/19 9:47 am
VSG on 12/10/13

Actually, RNY is linked to a reduction in the risk of breast cancer.

> In a national, population-based cohort study, 8,794 patients who underwent bariatric surgery for obesity had a decreased risk for cancer of the breast, endometrium, and prostate (odds ratio [OR] 0.25, 0.21 and 0.37, respectively), compared with 8,794 matched controls who did not have surgery. (Source)

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