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Topic: Insulin Resistance and Worse Prognosis in Black Women

Forum: Black Women or Men With Breast Cancer —

Black Women with Breast Cancer who want to connect.

Posted on: May 20, 2020 03:17PM

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Does Insulin Resistance Contribute to Worse Breast Cancer Prognosis in Black Women?
May 18, 2020

A study suggests that insulin resistance may be part of the reason why black women have worse breast cancer prognoses than white women. Read more...

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Jul 13, 2020 06:22AM Jinx27 wrote:

Thank you for posting this, Im insulin resistant and overweight. The weight gain from my medicine makes things even worse, sometimes it feels like Im fighting again too much on my own.

If Im overweight then my prognosis is bad but the medicine for my cancer MAKES me overweight. How does one combat that?

Diagnosed at 27 y/o, synchronous bilateral breast cancer. L. Breast : IDC, R. Breast: DCIS. ER 98%, PR 100% Possible mutation. 5-10 yrs hormonal therapy 08/31/2016 Tamoxifen, 02/01/2017- 06/10/2021 AI + OS,Tamoxifen 08/10/2021 -current Dx 9/8/2015, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/17/2015 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap Chemotherapy 1/1/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 8/28/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)

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