UC and Breast Cancer

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cagio1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 6/13/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I have had UC for 8 years.  I just was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer that has spread to my lymph  nodes. 
Has anyone out there found any type of correlation between UC and Breast Cancer?  There is NO family history and  I do not fall into any type of groups of concern for breast cancer.
Thanks
Chris
DX with (pan colitis) UC 9/02 while pregnant
Boniva Calcium multivitamin
Iron (when issues appear)
Librax, 3x day
Mild bronchial asthma too
OFF PRED !!!
6MP 50mg started beginning of July 08


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 6/13/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...I wouldn't think there is a correlation, at least, I've never heard of it being so.

Regarding the so-called group types for breast cancer, it seems that's only a guideline, there are always rules that cancer ignores.

Some family history is ignored, for there is also the paternal side which is posibly not considered Maybe it's possible for someone to carry a gene but not be affected...but the gene be passed on. If the situation is condusive, let's say in a female rather than a male, then it might not be able to be traced down the line.

I have a friend with inflammatory and another kind of breast cancer..3 of her sisters are also affected. I worry about her daughter and hope that she is knowing of all the warning signs or even does some genetic testing, etc....but I doubt that will happen.

I hope your treatments are helping you...was yours caught early?
Do you mind me asking what specific kind of breast cancer it is you have?

quincy
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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kim123
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 6/13/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   

saposs
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 6/13/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Even i have not heard of any correlation between the two.
Right now -FLARING (after my Rubella vaccination)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly - worked for 2 months then re-flare
13 may: canasa 1000 X2 daily for 2 weeks - to start Lialda after 2 weeks if canasa double dose does not work
Lialda X2 started on 30th may.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09- stopped both on 10th May

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