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Posted on: Jul 11, 2017 05:40AM

Momine wrote:

I thought I was post this article here, because I have noticed that many people give up coffee when DXed with cancer.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/could-drinking-coffee-help-you-live-longer/

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 11, 2017 08:29AM ruthbru wrote:

I think I will pour myself a second cup!!! ThumbsUp

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 11, 2017 08:40AM pupmom wrote:

I "religiously" drink 2 cups a day, never more never less, lol. My little girl wants to lick the cup when I'm done with the second helping. She excitedly waits, and absolutely knows when I've gotten the last cup. Sometime I have to hide it from her, and drink the coffee in secret. I guess you can tell who rules the roost in my house!

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Life is what happens while we're making other plans. Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 11, 2017 09:58AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Hooray for drinking coffee!

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jul 11, 2017 11:01AM snorkeler wrote:

Being Asian, I particularly appreciate the inclusion of different races/ethnicities in this research.

Dx 1/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast
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Jul 11, 2017 11:32AM pingpong1953 wrote:

I love coffee, but it hasn't appealed to me since I've started chemo. Hopefully it'll start tasting good pretty soon.

Dx 4/12/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/2/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/5/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/8/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/27/2018 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
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Jul 11, 2017 11:37AM Heidihill wrote:

Two a day here.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/25/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 11, 2017 02:30PM Momine wrote:

I was pregnant with my daughter when it was considered terribly dangerous for pregnant women to drink coffee. I gave up booze and cigarettes no problem, but giving up my morning coffee was absolutely the worst thing about the pregnancy. When the kid was a few years old, a new study concluded that it wasn't, after all, dangerous for pregnant women to drink coffee in moderation. I was pretty steamed, and vowed that I was never giving it up again. So, it is nice to see that my vow may not have been such a bad thing.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 11, 2017 02:50PM wrenn wrote:

Not good if you have reflux or hypertension. I can handle one cup only and suffer reflux and palpitations if I have more. So love the one cup though.

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jul 11, 2017 03:06PM - edited Jul 11, 2017 03:15PM by Freya

I used to be a 2-3 cups a day person. Strangely enough when I was dxd with liver mets, coffee relieved my pain and discomfort. So lets just say I drink a lot more of it now.

Dx 2009, ILC/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 11, 2017 03:59PM - edited Jul 11, 2017 04:00PM by ChiSandy

It bronchodilates me as well as (and more tastily than) my Ventolin inhaler. Gonna flip on my espresso machine; while it heats up, will brew myself an Aeropress of Ethiopia Sidamo...

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 11, 2017 06:23PM peaches1 wrote:

I drink 2 cups a day. I used to be a really big coffee drinker, and I would drink 7 cups on weekdays, but then on weekends when I was not working I would sleep in, and then I would get rebound migraine headaches. I decided to give up coffee cold turkey, which I don't recommend, and for the first week I got tons of rebound headaches. The headaches then went away, and on the rare occasional I did drink coffee when I went out to eat, I would get all wound up. I did not drink caffeine for six months, and quit getting headaches. I also worked in a nursing home where we got a new administrator, who decided that the staff would only get decaf coffee on their breaks. After six months he changed his mind, and I started going back to consuming caffeine, but I limited it to two cups a day. Now I only get migraines maybe once or twice a year, and they are not as bad as they used to be. If I do not drink at least some caffeine, I often get a headache/ When I was going through chemo last summer, coffee did not turn me on, and I only drank a cup every day so I would not get any headaches. Part of the problem if you drink a lot of coffee, and you add cream and sugar to it, it adds a lot of calories. I never buy creamer, and only use 1% milk in my coffee and a teaspoon of sugar in each cup.

Dx 5/13/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/26/2016 Lumpectomy Chemotherapy 7/17/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/24/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 13, 2017 02:40AM Heidihill wrote:

Coffee and chocolate together is amazing for your bod

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/25/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 13, 2017 08:09AM ruthbru wrote:

Wow, I am feeling extremely healthy after reading your link, Heidi! Along with the coffee, I eat a couple ounces of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) every single day. HappyHappy

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 13, 2017 11:02AM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

One wonderful thing about the past 20 years is how easy it now is to get GOOD coffee! Of course, I live in a place where every hamlet has its own coffee roaster and every strip mall has a drive up espresso place. That said, I am primarily a tea drinker, and by this, I mean industrial strength black tea - what the Brits drink.

I am so glad there will be coffee at the start of the Seattle-to-Portland on Saturday. It's part of my energy/hydration plan along with lots of sugar, fat, water, and electrolytes. All are essential for long distance rides.

Can't wait for my cup of Joe! - Claire 

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Jul 13, 2017 11:48AM Freya wrote:

Amapola, I still remember what you wanted to do with your coffee Winking

The best coffee I ever had was in Spain, the coffee was good everywhere. Cuarenta y Tres (43) was something else I fell in love with there. I drank bottles of it.

Dx 2009, ILC/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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