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Given clean bill health after abnormal mammogram - thanks for all your support and good wishes

Hello everybody. Just to thank you all for your encouragement and support after my mammogram scare. I am under 50 but have them annually due to Mum and Auntie having had breast cancer. My first mammogram looked a bit worrying so they recalled me, but the repeat with a different machine and being squashed a bit more was absolutely fine, so that is really wonderful.

I got a bit worried about ivf and my breast cancer risk, but looked into it, and I don't think it will significantly add to my risk. There was a big study done in Holland, following up ladies having ivf for 20years or more afterward, and there was no extra apparent breast cancer risk. But some breast cancer experts are still worried about it. I have avoided the combined oral contraceptive pill all my life due to breast cancer risk, and I think that is still sensible for ladies over 40 years with a family history from my reading.. I won't use that pre my next embryo transfer but ask the clinic to put me on the lowest needed oestrogen etc to get my uterus lining ready.

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Oh that's great news, pleased to hear that!!xx

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Fab news! One less thing for you to have to worry about and thanks for the info as I've been worrying recently about the effects of all these drugs and breast cancer. Hope you can relax a little now and enjoy your xmas xx

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Great news x

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Oh I’m so relieved for you x

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Hi Coracle. That's what we want to hear - well done! Hope all goes well when you get round to having your FET. Thinking of you. Diane

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Great news! And the very best of good luck for your next cycle. I completed my first very end of October which ended in a CP. look forward to seeing how you get on!

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