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Is there a link between having a breast infection during nursing and years later developing DCIS or IDC? I am curious because this has happened to me and wonder if anyone else has made the connection.

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Survivor since 2009 about 9 years
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Funny you ask this question. The same thing happened to me. Left breast infection while breast feeding and DCIS in left breast. Interesting....
    about 9 years Comment Flag
  • Robin Bailey Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Me too! I got many infections while nursing my son to 11 mos. He's 19 now and I've got Dcis!
    almost 9 years Comment Flag
  • Alice Klobukowski Profile
    Stage 2A Patient
    I had mastitis but that was 48 years ago while nursing my son. I don't remember if it was in one or both breasts. It had occurred to me that there could be a connection. It stopped me from breast feeding which of course is one of many BC issues.
    about 8 years Comment Flag

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