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Dec 21, 2020 03:49AM
I do agree with you about everything you say concerning the neglect of cancer patients and of course other patients suffering from all kinds of chronic illness. Goodness knows what the toll will be when all this coronavirus nightmare comes to an end, or more likely, in my opinion, we have to learn to live with it as we do with the flu.
I think we have to ignore any nonsense coming out of the mouths of the Tory government and especially the front bench. We are living the nightmare of an incompetent privileged fiefdom that do not have an inkling of the daily lives of ordinary people. I wonder how many of them will break their own hastily put together rules?
I was glad to know that you went to the link Just Natural Health. I am wondering how many other people did? My own breast cancer consultant surgeon warned me about the EGF, a growth hormone, in dairy products.
As for triple negative breast cancer not being affected by hormones in milk, or HRT, it is not quite as simple as that. My oncologist discussed this with me and told me that just because you end up with a tumour status of ER-, PR- and HER2-, that does not mean necessarily that it started with that status, because the receptors mutate.
I think that we should all be staying away from dairy products and that includes cheese and yoghurt. Remember, the dairy business is big and powerful and it will always be outspoken about alternatives. Some say goat and ewe produce is alright because the animals are smaller, so not as affected by growth hormones. Who knows? We just have to make our own choices.
You got good advice about staying away from HRT. I am sure it does not do women any good.
It is good news that Christmas is now only one day. After all, Christmas is only one day, and it is a religious day. It certainly was never meant to be a two week break which it has become over the years. Here in Devon we are still in Tier 2. I think we should be in at least Tier 3. we should all be in lock-down really and not all this mess with different tiers and exceptions within the tiers. I saw on the news that Londoners last night were trying to beat the deadline and rush to lower tiers. If it is a nice day on Friday I am sure our seafront will be busy.
The weather here is very changeable but on the whole wet.
I do hope everyone viewing will read that article Breast Cancer and saying No to milk.
If you remember, I did start posting the beginning of that article by quoting what breast cancer is and how many women get diagnosed etc.
I shall quote a little more in this post to you but of course it is for everyone.
"Not everyone who survives breast cancer has the all-clear forever afterwards. Nearly 9 in 10 women survive for five years or more. According to Breast Cancer Now, however, there are still 11,500 women who die from breast cancer (and about 80 men). Breast cancer can return, sometimes incurably so. 'Unsurvivors' are those who have either survived breast cancer before and develop it again worse, or those who receive a diagnosis too late. Termed secondary metastatic breast cancer, this is when breast cancer cells have spread from the first (or primary) breast cancer, through the lymphatic or blood system to other areas of the body (such as the bones, lungs, liver and brain). Outside of organ-specific additional symptoms, the general signs and symptoms of secondary metastatic breast cancer include:
A constant feeling of fatigue
Unexplained weight loss and loss of appetite
Frequent self-conducted breast exams are crucial in maintaining awareness of any change to breasts. The sooner breast cancer is diagnosed, the more chance of survival.
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:
A lump or swelling noticeable, either by sight or touch, in the breast, upper chest, or armpit.
A change in skin tone, e.g. dimpling or puckering.
A change in colour, making the breast look red or inflamed.
A rash or crusting around the nipple.
Unusual liquid discharge from either nipple.
A change in the size or shape of the breast."
You will see from these things how important it is for women to be familiar with their breasts and to look for changes, so please do your monthly breast checks and if you have any doubts see your GP. Do not be tossed aside if you feel you do not agree if you are told there is nothing to worry about. Ask for a referral to the hospital.
If you do have a diagnosis of breast cancer, take prompt action.
I do hope all this will help. Keep to a healthy diet, exercise physically and mentally, and do all you can to keep yourself well. Prevention is of the utmost importance.
That is all for today, Gill and once again thank you for your devotion to the thread.
I am sure I speak for all of us when I say we are thinking of adagio and will be so glad when she is able to get in touch. It may not be for a while. Remember she has had valve replacement surgery and with two valves involved.
Hello to Mary, Paula, Kath, Helenlouise, Jags56 (I am still enjoying Tulsi (Holy Basil) green tea). My natural food store was out of stock of Tulsi original. If I have forgotten anyone please post to let me know and update us all, especially the newly diagnosed.
Love and best wishes to you all. Keep well and keep safe.
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food - Hippocrates B.C. 390 Preadjuvant chemo 3 months epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, 3 months docetaxel. Mastectomy RB Sentinel node pos Radiotherapy 3 weeks + boosters
6/20/2005, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
10/31/2005 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/16/2006 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right