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Topic: Insulin Resistance and Worse Prognosis in Black Women

Forum: Black Women with Breast Cancer —

Black Women with Breast Cancer who want to connect.

Posted on: May 20, 2020 05:17PM

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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 08:22AM 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?

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 8/29/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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