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Offline Belladona

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Breast tumours and lumps while on HRT
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:26:50 am »
Has anyone else had any problems?? It doesn't seem like a very talked about thing outside of trans woman are no more likely to get breast cancer than a cis-woman.
Well I'm booked in for a biopsy next week, I don't feel good about it and I don't think anyone really understands how I feel. I'm not comfortable with the size or necessarily the shape of my breasts but it is a huge comfort having them and I'd rather not have a needle stabbed in them when they still could be growing.
I found a strange lump before Christmas, it really scared me. I was 2 years 11 months on estrogen, age 27, I'm currently over 3 years on HRT. I've come all this way and I feel really let down by my body. I saw the doctor about it and I got referred to the ultrasound clinic, the day before that appointment I found another smaller lump on the other side.. Seriously why is this happening! Getting the scan wasn't as bad as I thought, that was kind of cool I'll probably write about it when I have more time. Now they want to do a biopsy and I'm freaking out! I hate how alone I feel, I wish I had someone to come with me to the appointment but the man I want there is stuck on an electronic tag in another city and in a way I want my mum there but she isn't supportive of my transition.
I know other women go through all this but I don't think they have the same relationship to their body as a trans woman might have, I just can't put what I'm feeling into words.
Anyone have any thoughts? Any lumps and bumps?? Why is this never talked about when starting on hormones!

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Re: Breast tumours and lumps while on HRT
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 12:53:33 am »
It is a small risk concerning the alternatives for those TGs with body dysphoria.

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Re: Breast tumours and lumps while on HRT
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 10:57:18 pm »
Like you mentioned before, the chances of you having breast cancer are more than likely the same as a cis woman's chances. 

It could also simply be tissues moving around, and you're just not used to the way they feel.  I'm going to hope its the second one.

Good luck sis.  *sending you positive health energy*


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Re: Breast tumours and lumps while on HRT
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 11:04:38 pm »
My doctor said that after five years on hrt, we'd start doing mammograms. Good luck, I hope everything turns out OK.

Hugs, Devlyn