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Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer?? Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

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Unread 06-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

Has anyone heard of this? I was talking to a customer of mine who had both cervical and breast cancer. She told me to be VERY vigilant in checking for lumps because its like the 2 cancers go hand-in-hand.

Has anyone heard this?? I have heard that once you get 1 type you may be more prone to other types of cancer...but the way she worded it was like if you get one you'll get the other.

I have an appt with my counselor in 15 minutes so I should be calmed down by the time I get your responses, but at this moment I'm freaking out over here!!!
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Unread 06-16-2009, 02:42 PM
Re: Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

I don't believe cervical and breast cancers go hand in hand and are not related. I understand that endo/breast cancers there is a connection I believe they have to do with our hormones. But I'm pretty sure there is no correlation between cervical and breast cancers. It is unfortunate that this lady had both.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 04:45 PM
Re: Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

Vega, My understanding is that some meds (tamoxifin) used in treating breast cancer can increase the risk for endometrial cancer. I've never heard there was a correlation between cervical and breast cancers.
Of course you can always ask your gyn/onc for certainty and very likely reassurance.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 04:46 PM
Re: Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

Also ovarian and Breast cancers can be related and genetic....
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Unread 06-16-2009, 04:48 PM
Re: Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

I've never read anything that links breast and cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus. Breast cancer is not caused by that virus.

Perhaps she was confused about the various gyn cancers..........
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Unread 06-16-2009, 06:28 PM
Re: Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

Thanks ladies, I'm wondering if she had a different gyne cancer. I told her I had had cervical and she said she also had cancer "down there". It did strike me that cervical isn't hormone related. Thanks for the the added assurance. You know how it is the first time you hear something...instant freak-out mode until you can sit and think about it.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Re: Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

I've never heard of this connection, either, Vega.



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Unread 06-16-2009, 09:00 PM
Re: Gyne cancer leading to breast cancer??

I am actually a cervical cancer awareness ambassador and partner with pearl of wisdom.us, you guys are awesome, cervical cancer is caused by a virus(HPV) and is not hormonal. Endo and breast can be linked as a result of treatment/ genetics etc
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