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10/21/2015Hi...Thanks for all you do in answering everyone's questions. My question is as follows. I am 52 yrs old and have a history (past 6 years) Phyllodes Tumor (which was excised) with a follow-up surgery to get a clean margin. Fibroadenoma excised which had been previously biopsied benign but was growing. Countless bilateral biopsies all Fibroadenomas and numerous bilateral Fibroadenomas and Cysts. I have another Fibroadenoma that was previously biopsied (benign) that is growing and has been recommend for excision. I am waiting 6 months before I decide to have that done. I am followed every 6 months by Ultrasound and yearly mammography. It seems every time I go for Ultrasound they find new fibroadenomas. I had a Hysterectomy (kept my ovaries) 2 years ago due to Adenocarcinoma in situ cervix. Is there any connection between breast cancer and cervical or ovarian cancer? I am very concerned with having this history that at some point breast cancer may develop.
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10/21/2015there is a connection between breast and ovarian cancer but not with cervical cancer. your phyllodes history makes you high risk so you should be followed in a high risk program.

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