Hi all, I was just diagnosed with ER+/PR+/HER- IDC via a mammogram and have my lumpectomy tomorrow. I generally eat pretty well but am not perfect.
At home, we shop at Whole Foods and local farmers markets and have a garden in the summer. I travel a good deal for work, though have increasingly moved to eating vegetarian on the road. We also are microwave free, rarely eat processed foods (see salami comment below), and I have switched the vast majority of our house hold cleaning, beauty, skin, hair, and sunscreen products over the past 5 years or so to those that are natural and without chemicals (i.e., Drunk Elephant, BeautyCounter, Pureology, etc.). That said, I tend to eat what I want and while I consistently take Vitamin D, I don't take other vitamins, occasionally would stop at McDonald's in a pinch, organic or not eat more salami than I should, and eat too many baked goods.
Since diagnosis I've pledged to or have: increase fruit/veggie consumption, stop any processed foods except maybe the occasional organic item, got rid of "Shakeology" which I was using because of the added sugar and replaced with pea protein in my smoothies, add back the plant based multi vitamin post surgery and ensure I take the Vitamin D, and stop the baked goods.
I've got a bunch of books to read to figure out more - but I'm not giving up my double shot of espresso a day or wine.
What are you all doing and what do I need to consider? I know that my treatment course will dictate it, but would love to get a discussion going. I searched the forum before posting, but it appeared that the "diet" discussions had grown stale.
Thank you and good luck to you all.
7/20/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
8/28/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
11/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
12/31/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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