May 31, 2019 03:50PM - edited May 31, 2019 03:51PM by Beesie
There are lots of threads on this site about alcohol consumption. Use the search function in the box on the left side and you'll get lots of information and opinions.
What it comes down to is that some people who've had breast cancer choose to stop completely, but many continue to drink on occasion, usually with the approval of our oncologists.
The effect of alcohol on breast cancer recurrence/mortality is unclear; the studies are all over the map, some showing no impact, some showing a small degree of increased risk, and some actually showing a small degree of benefit. My oncologist is fine with me consuming wine, although he said that from a general health standpoint women should probably consume an alcoholic beverage no more than 2-3 times per week, and for men, 3-4 times per week.
Honestly, the stress from worrying about the occasional glass of wine (or whatever)is probably worse for your health than that occasional glass of wine. If you are out with friends and you want a drink, have it, and enjoy yourself. That's what life is about, isn't it?