Dec 1, 2017 08:10AM maryna8 wrote:
I think the latest post from Chris Woollams is very interesting, I don't know whether to post any more links, I don't know if anyone is reading them besides you and I.
I am still surprised at myself for passing over my own hormone supplement use when pondering why I developed BC, it could very well have been one of the causes. I have also read elsewhere that too much soy is an estrogen stimulator.
I also share your views about stress being a cancer activator. I have a clear memory of a day, this may mean something and maybe not. I had had a clear mammogram in September 2013, I had a annual full physical check-up with my gynecologist in December 2013. Nothing abnormal. In January 2014 I was at our farm trying to clear a frozen pipe outside on a very cold snowy day. I had taken my husband back to the hospital the day before, he was very ill and would have to be there for close to a week again. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders, and about then my brother drove up and asked what I was doing. I told him what was going on and I told him, "I don't know what I'm going to do, I think I am going to pop!" It was a couple of weeks later that I found the lump in my breast, and I thought to myself, I did pop!
Since then, I have read many stories of women with BC, especially TNBC, whose tumors seemed to come overnight, and gave them no warning. I can also feel the stress in my body when it's high, I try to get into deep breathing and relax. I'm pretty sure the cancer came about for a combination of reasons, but I will always believe that stress was the kicker, the activator.
I skipped over the article on womb cancer, I don't have one anymore so it is somewhat of a relief to have one body part I don't have to think about! I don't hear too much around here about people with womb cancer, mostly it's BC, and mostly E+ BC.
The prostate cancer is also common, it seems. I know several men who are on the estrogen as treatment, and they have gone through all the things many women go through in menopause. Hot sweats, weight gain, and feeling generally bad. Some of them have had chemo, some have not.
As for the bone strength, I had a very good bone density test last fall, I really upped my Vitamin D3 intake and took Calcium but not a huge amount. Diet is important, we get a lot of Vitamin D in the leafy greens and other foods in the Rainbow Diet. We don't get much sun in the winter, it stays quite gray most of the time.
I will come back to this later, have to leave again, talk to you soon