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Posted on: Jun 6, 2018 10:16PM

Momine wrote:

Just that.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 5, 2019 09:47PM exercise_guru wrote:

thanks Kayak

I am trying to subscribe to watch the episodes each day but it just keeps taking me to episode one. didn't find a place to sign up for the daily stream.

Age 42 05/15/2015 PALB2 mutation, DBL Breast Cancer Type 1A Grade 3 ER+PR+(right 1.3cm,.5cm) HERr+(left1.6 cm), 06/26/2015 BMX with TE 8/27/15 Chemotherapy TCH 12/30/2015 TAH/BSO/Reconstruction 1/29/16 Arimidex 3/1/16 Femara 5/6/16 Tamoxifen
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Apr 6, 2019 12:29AM PollyOne wrote:

Thanks for this post. I'm working to improve my diet by focusing on adding in vegetables. After my youngest went to college I found myself almost incapable of eating any. Now I make sure to eat at least two on a bad day. I get the recommended 4-5 on a good day. I like red cabbage because it crunches like chips or crackers. Being cruciferous it's also supposed to help prevent BC.

I walk up and down hills in the woods several days a week. It's a place to try and sort out my feelings about this stupid cancer thing, and I go hard enough to get out of breath. At first it took a really long time to go even 1/2 mile but I literally just kept putting one foot in front of the other ever so slowly. Now I can usually keep walking, although most other walkers pass me on the trail. Some days I can even walk a normal pace. I do struggle with fairly unpredictable fatigue though. I saw some articles on forest bathing, and I really do feel refreshed afterwards.

I'm still working on the stress thing. I think I actually stress about being stressed... Anyway, I really appreciate knowing that I can feel good about exercise being my top priority for now.

Dx 10/16/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 10/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Apr 6, 2019 06:56AM Kayak2 wrote:

Exercise guru: try this link. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/eastern-medicine/truth/?a_bid=7d5831a1&a_aid=5903de82cac79&utm_campaign=eastern-medicine&utm_medium=email&utm_source=all-actives-ttav&utm_content=ttav-eastern-medicine-march26

Dx 5/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/4/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/19/2011 AC Chemotherapy 9/13/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/16/2012 Breast
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Apr 8, 2019 01:21AM Heidihill wrote:

GoKale, I could easily gobble up 2 ounces of walnuts a day for two weeks (even if that study is partially funded by the walnut Industry)! I've done a couple of mini-cures in the hopes of changing my gene expression even temporarily. The exercise cure however is the one permanent thing I've done as well as getting at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Go for it, PollyOne! 


Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 13, 2019 08:52AM Kayak2 wrote:

Below is a link to the free weekend replay of a very interesting online documentary about how cancer is treated in various Asian countries. The approach is so different from traditional western medicine. It isn't only/all about surgery, chemo and radiation (although surgery is often used in conjunction with their treatments). And... the approach is evidence-based with no side-effects. Well worth watching. The link below is live and free through Sunday evening (though there is also an option to buy the documentary).

https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/eastern-medicine/replay/?utm_campaign=eastern-medicine&utm_medium=email&utm_source=all-actives&utm_content=eastern-medicine-replay-4-13-19-9am


Dx 5/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/4/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/19/2011 AC Chemotherapy 9/13/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/16/2012 Breast
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Apr 13, 2019 11:41AM L-O-R-I wrote:

Thanks for sharing, Kayak2!  What a MUST SEE!!  I watched them all last week and really enjoyed them!  This is the third year in a row that I watched their documentary, which comes out for free once or twice a year. This year's new series was especially good though, as it was updated with so much new information.  The first time I saw it was before I was even diagnosed, so after my diagnosis, I already knew what I would do if ever got cancer.  It really cut down on the "OMG, what am I going to do now!" reaction that I could have had after my Dr. told me the news.  I knew what I would do and have been doing it faithfully since day one!  Life is great!

Lori

Philippians 4:13 Surgery 4/18/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 4/21/2018, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Cribriform, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Apr 13, 2019 12:01PM Kayak2 wrote:

L-O-R-I...yes I agree it was great. I took lots of notes. Wish all of our doctors would see the series, and at least be open to discussing and incorporating some of the ideas into our treatment plans...at least the nutritional ones, which are so easy and non-toxic and helpful. If you don't mind, I'd like to PM you and share what we both are doing.

Dx 5/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/4/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/19/2011 AC Chemotherapy 9/13/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/16/2012 Breast
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Apr 13, 2019 12:32PM L-O-R-I wrote:

Kayak2, It's always fun to share!!

Philippians 4:13 Surgery 4/18/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 4/21/2018, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Cribriform, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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May 13, 2019 06:05AM moth wrote:

Dr Greger has an interesting review of a study indicating dietary cholesterol is estrogenic and may be contributing to increased risk of breast cancer. (for nutritiion newbies, remember that all plant based diets have zero dietary cholesterol. Your body makes its own cholesterol.)


"A systematic review of the evidence suggests that dietary cholesterol intake increases risk of breast cancer, and the more cholesterol you eat, the higher the risk appears to go. But, why? Watch the video "Oxidized Cholesterol 27HC May Explain 3 Breast Cancer Mysteries" on NutritionFacts.org to learn more: http://bit.ly/2OorAcc "


Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 13, 2019 07:21AM hapa wrote:

Wow, I'll have to read that. Thanks moth!

Dx 12/14/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/14/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 3/20/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, 3/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/28/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 10/22/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Nerlynx
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May 13, 2019 02:11PM miranda2060 wrote:

Moth and other ladies, I have followed an entirely plant-based, very low-fat diet for about eight years. Although it did not prevent me from developing breast cancer, it is possible that it helped the cancer to grow as slowly as it did and not spread. (I made the mistake of skipping mammograms for too many years, though.) It is also helping me in recovering from surgery and treatment, and in keeping my weight down, helping (I hope) to prevent recurrence.

I can't recommend the low-fat plant-based way of eating diets highly enough. I mostly follow Dr. John McDougall's plan, which is starch-based (that means stuff like potatoes and rice are a main component, yay). His website has tons of totally free information and great recipes.

Dx 12/20/2017, LCIS/DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/22/2018 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 2/18/2018 External: Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 5/9/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/10/2018
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May 14, 2019 09:54AM GoKale4320 wrote:

Miranda2060 - I just looked briefly at Dr. McDougall's website and it looks interesting. I will check the book out of the library and look at it further. I see that Dr. T Colin Campbell endorses Dr. McDougall. From what you know, how does it differ from Dr. Gregor of the NutritionFacts.org website? I see similarities and wonder what is different.

Some of the topics in his weekend program look so interesting and hope they are covered in his book Starch Solution. It would be fun to go to the weekend program, but it's a significant cost with airfare.

One of my co-workers suggested the book Undoctored by Dr. William Davis, but it is not plant-based. I got the book from the library and read parts and skimmed it. It didn't take me long to realize it is not for me. Probably works well for others, but it isn't geared toward cancer prevention.


Dx: January 2017, IDC, Stage IIa, 1/23 nodes, Dx 1/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 15, 2019 05:16AM miranda2060 wrote:

GoKale, I think McDougall's program is more comprehensive -- Greger's work is research-based and emphasizes certain superfoods, I think. As an example, McDougall recommends limited or no nuts and other higher-fat plant foods for those who want to lose weight; pretty sure Dr. Greger recommends eating nuts. (I should mention, I do have a serious issue with McDougall's discouraging of mammograms, which got me into trouble, but the dietary advice is brilliant, the food is fantastic, and it's very easy to live with.)

Dx 12/20/2017, LCIS/DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/22/2018 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 2/18/2018 External: Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 5/9/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/10/2018
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May 21, 2019 07:34AM Pamela23 wrote:

I've been following a plant based diet since I ended radiation 2 years ago. I have always educated myself with Dr. Gregor's videos. He takes many studies on foods associated with healing disease and reports them in lehman's terms. If you go to his sight and search breast cancer, there'll be short videos on BC and flaxseed, BC and soy, BC and cruciferous veggies, etc. It really helps seeing the scientific data behind WHY we need to eat plant based.

I also read the book

The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Nutritional Approach to Preventing Recurrence

https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&...

It has the why behind it and VERY motivational to stay with a clean eating, whole food, plant based approach based on the research out there on BC survivors.

9/15/2016, IDC, Left, 5mm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/15/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 11/15/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017
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May 21, 2019 08:58AM moth wrote:

Pamela - I haven't seen that book before. Thanks for the recommendation - I'm always looking for stuff like that.

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 21, 2019 12:26PM GoKale4320 wrote:

Hi Pamela - how have you been feeling? Are you taking hormone therapy as well as following the healthy diet? Just curious because I am just following a healthy diet - plant based - and turned down tamoxifen. I remember you from the cold cap message board.

The book looks interesting. It's available at my library so I will be checking it out soon.

Dx: January 2017, IDC, Stage IIa, 1/23 nodes, Dx 1/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 23, 2019 07:05AM Pamela23 wrote:

Hi GoKale! I remember you too! I'm doing 10mg (20 cut in half) most days, that means, when I remember.

I never got my taste back after 4 rounds of TC so I eat healthier now than ever because the emotional attachment to food is no longer there. I throw a bunch of healthy stuff like barley grass, spirulina, green tea, etc. in my smoothie.

I go today to to the GYN for my annual and she'll also do an ultrasound of my uterus to see how my lining is doing. I've only been on T for 1 year, I took the first year off to heal.

9/15/2016, IDC, Left, 5mm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/15/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 11/15/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017
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May 23, 2019 06:26PM kec1972 wrote:

Pamela, I hope you had a good visit with your GYN today!

GoKale, I’m also thinking of going off tamoxifen, though I have only been taking it for one month at a half dose of 10mg, the more I read about it, the less I want to put it into my body. I follow a plant based diet with loads of veggies(especially cruciferous) fruit, nuts, beans, mushrooms, and seeds. Zero alcohol and dairy, minimal sugar. Only healthy carbs like oatmeal and black rice. Also about 2tblsp flaxseed a day, which apparently has the same mechanism of action as tamoxifen.

Dx 12/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/7/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/19/2019 Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 23, 2019 07:03PM Pamela23 wrote:

Well the GYN was interesting today! My lining was so thick, she couldn't get the tip of the catheter to enter into the empty space in my uterus to insert the fluid. After 5 PAINFUL minutes she said I had 2 options. To come back and do this with a twilight sedation of come back in 6 months for a regular vaginal ultrasound (vs the hysterogram I did today) She said since I don't have any signs of trouble like pain/bleeding, that she was fine with either decision. Ummm...the latter please!

She had the screen in front of me and showed my all the lining, mostly how small the opening she was trying to get to was. And it's only been 1 year of not consistent 10mg! I plan to take the next 6 weeks off until I see my surgeon at the end of June who pprescribes my mammogram. I'll go back on a few weeks before the mammogram since it cuts down on my breast density. Then will go back off 2 months before going back for a vaginal ultrasound. I just want a balance between a healthy uterus and healthy breasts. I shouldn't;t have to choose.

9/15/2016, IDC, Left, 5mm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/15/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 11/15/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017
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May 24, 2019 03:20AM kec1972 wrote:

Oh my gosh Pamela that is crazy! Your GYN wasn’t concerned about the thickness of the lining? Really makes you rethink taking this drug!

Dx 12/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/7/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/19/2019 Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 24, 2019 06:32PM Pamela23 wrote:

key--she said she'd be concerned if I had symptoms but I was concerned!! Although I don't get my period, I still ovulate. I ovulated on the 12th so I'd be in the uterine thickening part of my cycle but man, I wish I could naturally shed this. I don't have the progesterone anymore to prompt the shedding.

9/15/2016, IDC, Left, 5mm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/15/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 11/15/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017
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May 25, 2019 06:16AM kec1972 wrote:

I love how they say they’re not concerned! So you have no symptoms from that?Did she mention doing an ablation to get rid of the lining?

Dx 12/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/7/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/19/2019 Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 29, 2019 07:21PM Pamela23 wrote:

kec--she suggested it a couple years ago before starting T but I declined. I was tired of being cut, poisoned and burned! I still stand by my decision. I wish I could naturally shed it.

9/15/2016, IDC, Left, 5mm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/15/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 11/15/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017
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Jun 3, 2019 02:01PM moth wrote:

This is a fabulous article on the possible links between drops in estrogen and Alzheimer's.

This researcher is looking at hormonal changes in women and their affects on a wide variety health issues, though she's a neuroscientist so most of her interest is the brain.

"All the cancer patients who are taking estrogen blocking medications. What happens to their brains? Do they get more Alzheimer's?"

https://medium.com/neurotrack/menopause-and-alzheimers-1c455f29fe16

Dx at 50; Left, IDC, 1.7 cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, very weakly ER+, being treated as TNBC Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jun 4, 2019 03:04AM Rah2464 wrote:

Great read, Moth. Thank you for sharing.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 4, 2019 03:38AM Heidihill wrote:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603102549.htm

Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer's?

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 4, 2019 11:44AM JaBoo wrote:

To add something to the variety of causes - try googling sugar + alzheimer's. I saw also a great TED talk on this connection.

dx at 38 Dx 5/22/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 6/14/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 6/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 7/16/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 9/13/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 1/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Jun 12, 2019 10:42AM GoKale4320 wrote:

On vacation, I had some interesting vegan meals and convenient prepackaged snacks. These Nakd bars can be bought online. But check out the ingredients; it looks so simple that maybe I can make them myself.

Dx: January 2017, IDC, Stage IIa, 1/23 nodes, Dx 1/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 12, 2019 10:59AM GoKale4320 wrote:

http://www.lazydayfoods.com/our-shop/millionaires-shortbread

Here's the link to Lazy Day Millionaires shortbread - a VERY scrumptious treat. These can be found online at Amazon though I wonder if a vegan shortbread recipe could be modified to mimic these.

For real actual food, I had sandwiches made with gluten-free bread, hummus as a spread and vegetables for lunch. Roasted cauliflower dishes for two different dinners. Oatmeal for breakfast or muesli and fruit, and a bunch of other stuff that I cannot recall (should have taken pics)

But the nakd bars are the thing I was eager to tell everyone about. Here's the website for the USA customers

https://www.naturalbalancefoods.com/nakd-fruit-and-nut-bars/



Dx: January 2017, IDC, Stage IIa, 1/23 nodes, Dx 1/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 14, 2019 04:53PM DorothyB wrote:

I am in the process of changing my diet & lifestyle in order to do all I can to prevent recurrence.

I can't remember if I was able to change my signature - the second opinion of my lumpectomy slides said I was grade 3 and that I have lymphovascular invastion. I had Oncotype run and had score of 29. I am 61 and my med onc wanted me to do chemo. I opted to NOT do chemo. I did do radiation, but never felt comfortable doing chemo.

My med onc really wants me to do 20 mg of tamoxifen daily. I am ramping up the level of tamoxifen in my body. I am taking 10 mg most days but have taken 20 mg a few times to get my system up to the 10 mg steady state level. I started on Aug 1st and am now at the 10 mg steady state level, but it takes twice as long for the metabolite to get to the steady state level. I took 20 mg today as the first step to getting my system up to the 15 mg steady state level. (Reading Pamela23's post above kind of scares me about this)

I have been doing research, reading books, etc about diet, lifestyle, stress, etc. I am taking a "dealing w/ grief through humor" course. I've been changing diet and got a lot out of Dr Funk's Breasts the Owner's Manual and Dr William Li's Eat to Beat Disease. I'm currently watching a free series by the person who has the "Chris Beats Cancer" website.

Diag. 4/19/2019 ER+ PR+ HER2 neg Lumpectomy 5/29/2019 IDC w/ DICS 2.0 cm Grade 3

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