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Topic: Does rapid weight loss trigger high risk for bc

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019 08:51PM - edited Jan 24, 2019 08:59PM by Karmic108

Karmic108 wrote:

I had lchf diet 30lbs weight loss in April - may.

July to Dec ate like anything and gained back.

First time mammo in December. Age 42. Idc 1.4 cm and estrogen and progesterone +, her2-.

Pcos since first period. 1 - 3 periods per year until age 40. Last year periods were every month and prompt.

Does pcos and intentional rapid weight loss cause to release more estrogen and acting on the dormant cancer cells and activating up.


Dx 12/31/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/1/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 3/26/2019 Multi-catheter: Breast
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Jan 24, 2019 09:41PM JoE777 wrote:

I haven't read it wakes dormant cells but the flood of estrogen can sure fuel the active ones

Dx 2/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/4/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 2/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Kisqali Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Other Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 24, 2019 11:32PM Oya80 wrote:

Interested to see others answers & experiences.

In the past 7 years I've lost (& regained) a tremendous amount of weight, during a few different episodes, by using Phentermine. You may be on to something. I wondered if that contributed to my 98%ER tumor.

#slaycancer - Dx @ 38, first felt lump 1 yr prior (6/2017) while pregnant. OncotypeDx 20. (According to new staging guidelines 2018, only stage 1A!) Tx-- Ovarian suppression w/AI Dx 10/15/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 11/13/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2019 Hormonal Therapy 1/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 25, 2019 03:13AM AliceBastable wrote:

I really doubt any gains or losses in the last year would have anything to do with it. Very few cancers grow that quickly.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Feb 5, 2019 04:11PM 1redgirl wrote:

My cancer is estrogen driven. I am post menopause and thus estrogen made in fat tissue. In 2018, I purposely lost 43 lbs and now have been steady for months. I am 5’9 and weigh 128 lbs approx. I did so by significantly removing sugar and carbs from my diet. I also fast 13 plus hrs daily. Basically I eat between noon and 6 pm. What I am NOT doing is starving to reduce weight, but instead packing as much value into my diet. What you eat matters. I also exercise 2 hrs daily.

Over the past few months, I have read that reducing calorie intake is actually very beneficial as a cancer preventative and reduces the speed of cancer reoccurring. A terrific book I am reading that talks about the intricate balance of our body system is called Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine. It is not an easy read. Another very good read is Tripping over the truth.

Our human body is amazing.
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Feb 6, 2019 11:59AM swg wrote:

Same here. I make a point of eating 5-6 fruits or veggies per day and exercise 30 min for 6 times a week..I actually saw a study showing that women who did this, had significantly less recurrence of bc.

And this was controlling for obesity, too.

Dx 9/11/17. IDC grade 2, stage 1. 1.2cm. in right breast. ER+/PR+, HER2- 2nd tumor in right breast found 10/22/17. Dx 9/11/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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