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Posted on: Aug 12, 2011 02:02PM

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??

Dx 12/29/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 4/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Aug 12, 2011 02:08PM , edited Aug 12, 2011 02:08PM 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- Surgery 7/10/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Left Radiation Therapy 8/3/2010 Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2010 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 12, 2011 02:12PM 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 02:17PM 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 Surgery 11/17/1982 Mastectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Dx 11/15/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/11/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Left