My last mammogram report said that there was a possible calcification with the probability of sclerosing adenosis. It was negative ofr breast cancer. However, I have noticed a fullness alonthe ducts of the left breast. It was exaccerbated by the use of maca root, which I think may have stimiulated estrogen.The area sometimes subsides, but then returns. Is there any way to reverse the inflammation asosiated with this sclerosis? I have taken natural progesterone, and it did not affect my breast, but I think the maca did this. I use hot compresses which seem to help break it up. I am 49, and have three children which I breast fed for quite a while. Does breast feeding make one succeptable to this problem?
Dear CandARZ: Sclerosing adenosis is a benign (non-cancerous) finding that may slightly increase a person’s risk of breast cancer. Breast feeding would not make one susceptible to this problem. This is a cellular finding and while hot compresses may make it feel better, it will not make it go away. You might be best off discussing this with a breast specialist. These are often affiliated with large academic medical centers.
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