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Posted on: Aug 12, 2011 11:02AM

DeeCee wrote:

I'm confused.   Some tell me NOT to eat Avocados and others tell me it very beneficial.

Which is correct?  Can I eat Avocados??

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Aug 12, 2011 11:08AM , edited Aug 12, 2011 11:08AM by kira1234

DeeCee, When I saw your question I decided to see what I could find about avacado's. Here is what I found which seems to agree with what you have heard to not eat them.

http://foodforbreastcancer.com/foods/avocados

Dx 6/1/2010, ILC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/04/2010 Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane, class: aromatase inhibitor) Surgery 07/09/2010 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my left breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my left side Radiation Therapy 08/02/2010
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Aug 12, 2011 11:12AM sweetbean wrote:

Hi there,

Avocados are high in fat, which is why it is recommended that you avoid them.  However, you do need some fat in your diet, so if that is one of your few sources of fat, then I think it is OK.  My only fat comes from avocados, olive oil, and nuts.  I don't eat any dairy or meat.  So I don't worry about avocados.  However, if you are trying to lose weight or you are eating butter, etc., then you probably want to lay off the avocados. 

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Aug 12, 2011 11:17AM dogsandjogs wrote:

I love avocados. Since I don't use butter, don't eat meat and use only olive oil and non-fat milk I don't stay away from them.

Dx 11/1982, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/17 nodes Dx 11/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 02/11/2011 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my left breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my left side Surgery 11/17/1982 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side ; Reconstruction of my right breast: Nipple reconstruction