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    Posted: Jan 18 2018 at 11:04am
Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can help. I was diagnosed with tnbc in March 2015 at age 30 right after my first child was born. After treatment I thought I couldn't have children but found myself pregnant with my miracle baby in April 2017. We were extremely excited and felt lucky to have this second chance. I had a normal pregnancy and delivery of a perfect baby boy :)
Now I'm looking into birth control options that are safe. My oncologist is recommending the Copper IUD.... she said nothing with hormones is safe. I've done a lot of reading about copper being an issue for tnbc though....
can anyone tell me what they have or are using? Any info on the use of a copper iud?

Thank you for any information you have!
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I have no answer for you because at 45 chemo put me in to full blown menopause - but I wanted to say congrats on the post treatment baby!! You are a wonder going thru treatment while raising an infant, then having a 2nd one right after! WOW!  This will be encouraging for other younger ladies going thru this, thanks for posting Heart
IDC, 2.2 cm, Stage IIb,lumpectomy 1/30/09 ACx4,Tx4 36 rads
6/1/17 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!
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Thank you Kellyless! I appreciate your kind words :)
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