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Jun 22, 2018 07:47PM
Jun 22, 2018 07:51PM
Yeah well I the only risk factors I have are dense breasts, Ashkenazi, and a strong family history.
But these diet gurus assume I'm an overweight couch potato who gorged themselves on cheesey bacon fries.
Hey, maybe I did eat too much dairy. But grandma was lactose intolerant so she certainly didn't.
And there is almost no constructive advice for otherwise fit people with breast cancer.
Cut out dairy? Ok. Not unreasonable as I am ER and HER2 positive. I'll have chicken and fish instead.
Wait. Chicken forms carcinogens when cooked and chicken and fish raise IGF-1 levels and I should go vegan?
Sure but everyone needs a little protein and where where would I get it? Soy? But wait, soy has been shown to switch on genes that promote growth in the tumors of women with breast cancer.
Ok, no soy. I will get my protein from beans and legumes like peanuts and lentils and whole grains.
But wait. Peanuts contain peanut agglutinin which makes cancer cells sticky and can promote metastasis and beans and legumes and whole grains often harbor organisms that produce estrogen like compounds that can negate hormone blockers.
Ok tree nuts. Nope. They contain palmitic acid that can promote metastasis.
Ok I will see how long I can live on fruits and vegetables. Nope. Fruits contain fructose which cancer cells "slurp up".
Ok just vegetables then. Nope. Why? Humans can't live on vegetables alone.
2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
5/31/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
11/14/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant