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Jaelynn might have breast cancer..

post #1 of 29
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My 5 month old neice might have breast cancer! My family has a history for it and tonight when my mom was giving Jaelynn a bath she felt a large knot on her right breast..and there wasn't anything like it on her left breast. We're waiting for a call back from the hospital to see if we should take her in tonight. Oh please pray it's nothing serious!
post #2 of 29
Sending urgent prayers that this is not anything serious
post #3 of 29
I am sending up some mega prayers for your niece!
post #4 of 29
Praying it's something very very minor.....
post #5 of 29
Definitely get it checked by a doctor, but I believe it is fairly normal for little girl babies to have a lump in their breast, especially if they are breastfed. The mother's hormones have an effect on the baby, and it will go away with no treatment most likely. I hope they call you back soon to ease your mind. Really, I believe it is nothing abnormal!
post #6 of 29
Please post an update on how little Jaelynn is doing. While I am sure she is fine, it will ease my mind to hear that the doc agrees the lump is normal. to Little Axel Girl!
post #7 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Please post an update on how little Jaelynn is doing. While I am sure she is fine, it will ease my mind to hear that the doc agrees the lump is normal. to Little Axel Girl!
I won't know anything until Monday.
post #8 of 29
Is she breastfed or bottlefed?
post #9 of 29
Sending prayers it is nothing serious...

and as a bonus..I have also heard about babies with knotts in their mammaries as being a not so uncommon thing...

also the chances of a baby getting breast cancer are very very slim...

so theres two things on the "Its ok" side....

Hope all turns out well
post #10 of 29
Sending lots of good vibes your nieces way.
post #11 of 29
Sending many healing vibes...I pray that it isn't anything serious.
post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Is she breastfed or bottlefed?
She is bottlefed.
post #13 of 29
Praying for her now. Hugs
post #14 of 29
Have you heard anything today?
post #15 of 29
I'm a second year med student, and from what I know, it's much more likely to be something non-malignant than it is to be breast cancer!!!!! Sending happy thoughts and prayers...and looking forward to some good news!!
post #16 of 29
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I'm still waiting for news from my sister. I will let you guys know the moment I found out what's going on. Keep the prayers coming!
post #17 of 29
Sending prayers your neices way!
post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 
My mom called the doctor's office today and they said that they think it can wait until her original check up appointment which is on the 23rd.
post #19 of 29
sending prayers that you all can hold it together.. My mom had a scare and the dumb dr let her wait to get the biopsy till after the new year she had it done mid decmber
post #20 of 29
I very highly doubt that she has breast cancer!
But im sending you lots of vibes that its nothing!!
post #21 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naval Institute of Health
Cancer of the mammary gland in children is an extremely rare affection. According to the data of the N.N. Petrov Research Institute of Oncology among 6500 patients with breast cancer, treated clinically, cancer of the mammary gland in children was revealed only in three cases (0.046%). The clinical course and prognosis of mammary cancer in children is more favourable than in adults
Odds are that it isn't Cancer.....
post #22 of 29
That is great news, that it can be checked at her next appt. That means it really is nothing. However, if Jaelynn's parents are really worried, they should just schedule a sooner appt, and have her looked at by the doc. Being a parent involves enough worrying, and no need to worry more about this.

When (now 6 y/o ds) was just a few days old, I remarked on how calm he was, and how he didn't even react to loud noises. DH said, "Maybe he's deaf." I burst into tears. DH's baby brother is deaf, and so to him, although he did not want our son to be deaf, it was not a huge worry. He just figured we would check when ds got older, and in the meantime keep watching for signs. Well, I called the doc, and they scheduled a test to check his hearing (which was just fine.) Doctor's understand that parent's worry. They will see her sooner if needed for Mom and Dad's peace of mind.
post #23 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beckiboo
DH said,

Hey i dont mean to hijack this thread...but I am going to burst w/ curiosity if I dont ask...

What is "DH" shorthand for...if ya dont mind me asking.....lol


By the way I am soo happy that it doesnt sound serious.......
post #24 of 29
dear husband
post #25 of 29
BABIES can get breast cancer???? I never in a million years would've thought that was possible.
I hope and pray that any tests come back with very good results!!!
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by hissy
dear husband
Thanx Hissy...
post #27 of 29
Sweetie I highly doubt it would be breast cancer at this age. It's more likely that it's a fatty deposit - or if it is a tumour, benign. Both of my nieces have them, the eldest a rather large knot in the middle of her back and it is a hard knot at that. They're very common in children and even Rune has a benign tumour stemming from a fatty deposit on his left ankle - that cannot be removed because it is very deep rooted and sits on his bone. However all these incidences are totally benign, despite the fact that they run in the family.

The chances of babies developing breast cancer is HIGHLY unlikly - breast tissue does actually start to develop in foetuses, so when a child is born there is breast tissue present, although very very little. The most common cases of breast cancer are over the age of 30 - and nearly all cases of lumps in breasts under the age of 35 are benign. There is a HUGE amount of information floating around all over the place - so fret ye not, I reckon your niece is perfectly healthy, though I can understand why you'd be so worried.
post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
Just got the word from my mom..

The doctor says that it is breast tissue and they aren't supposed to be getting it this young..so they are going to keep an eye on it because it is a possibility.
post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil_Axl_Gurl
Just got the word from my mom..

The doctor says that it is breast tissue and they aren't supposed to be getting it this young..so they are going to keep an eye on it because it is a possibility.
I would get a second opinion. If there is any possibility it is breast cancer it must be checked out fully. If it is just and unusual but harmless growth of breast tissue, then it is okay to "keep an eye on it". Saying it is a possibility that it is cancerous is not really acceptable, IMO!
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