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I just lost my mother and brother to cancer in the last 5 weeks. My brother had breast cancer and did not know until two days before. I have my regular mammograms. After showering, I check my breasts. Usually, I can get a few drops of milk, still, after having two children in the last 15 years. My question is this: Is it normal to have milk also come from the bumps within my areolas? I have never had that happen before and it has me concerned. Thank you for reading.

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replied February 23rd, 2011
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If your mammograms are totally normal, then chances of breast cancer can be ruled out. Since breast cancer runs in family, you should however discuss with your gynecologist about getting tumor marker tests done for breast cancer to see your risk of developing or not developing it in near future.
For the prolonged milk secretion, consider getting Prolactin levels checked which will show if the levels are higher than normal and if they require treatment to get them back to normal and stop the milk leakage.
Hope this helps. Take care.

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