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 - 132.9
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.
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
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.
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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