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Jun 7, 2019 02:14PM
Jun 7, 2019 03:28PM
Jessie, I wish it were that easy. Yes, some cancers are fueled by estrogen. Your body will try to make estrogen, which is why the anti-hormonals/oopherectomy are standards of care. If you look at some of the links I posted on other "alcohol" threads, there are some theories that state intermittent hormone use can actually be beneficial. They just DON'T KNOW. Why some women respond to antihormonals and others still get recurrence even after being on the drugs that should protect them. They just DON'T KNOW.
I am certainly not advocating drinking or overeating or urging people to be reckless with their choices. What I, and I think many other gals who posted, seem to be saying is that if someone enjoys a glass of wine with dinner, then these studies should not deter them. In some cases (and there are studies that showed women who drank moderately had a higher survival after getting BC), the alcohol can actually be beneficial. Never mind the relaxation it can offer.
Yes, if alcohol "caused" your breast cancer, it is unfortunate, but it doesn't correlate that continued drinking means it will come back. No science to back that up. It would be great for those of us that enjoy alcohol to be able to turn back the hands of time, never drink and see if we would end up here anyway; we just can't.
Some people enjoy alcohol more than others...socially, for stress, for taste, for enjoying with dinner as a food....so if someone doesn't enjoy it or feels they are abusing it, it is a good time to take stock. For those that treat it like a food, then stop reading the studies, LOL.
This article may help those who are overly stressed about exercise, booze, and what they eat: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016...
Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012