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What diet is best for breast cancer patient?

What diet is best for breast cancer patient?

Healthy: You should maintain a healthy diet. After surgery it is important to increase your protein content to heal your wounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


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What food should a breast cancer patient avoid eating?

What food should a breast cancer patient avoid eating?

Food to avoid: No food is associated with exacerbating breast cancer . Enjoy what ever you want but in moderation of course ...Read more

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Is mastectomy really necessary for a stage 2 breast cancer patient?

Is mastectomy really necessary for a stage 2 breast cancer patient?

Depends: The choice between mastectomy (either one or both breasts) and lumpectomy depends on many factors including genetic issues, size of the cancer and of the breast, location, and many others. It is a choice to be made by both the surgeon and the patient after a thorough discussion. ...Read more

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What recommendations do oncologists have for a stage 1 breast cancer patient?

What recommendations do oncologists have for a stage 1 breast cancer patient?

D/w your oncologist : Stage 1 in general is treated with surgery and radation therapy if lumpectomy is chosen. In addition, anti hormonal therapy is recommended for er+ cancer. Chemo +/- biological therapy i.e. Anti her2neu inhibitor - is given for some cases of stage i breast cancer- depending on the size, prognostic factors, oncotype dx, her2neu receptor status, age, preference, ps, etc. D/w oncologist in detail. ...Read more

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Does a breast cancer patient benefit from chemo if she is er+, pr+ and her2-?

Possibly: The biggest predicting factors are the size of your tumor and the lymph node status. There are many helpful pieces of information online. Adjuvantonline.Com nccn.Org patient section. This is really a complex question because we now have oncotyping to tell us recurrence risk. I would ask your physician, and consider two opinions. ...Read more

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What is the expected life span of stage 3 a her2 + 43 years old breast cancer patient?

What is the expected life span of stage 3 a her2 + 43 years old  breast cancer patient?

Results encoraging: Overall survival of stage iii breast cancer 70% her2 breast cancers are aggressive so needs aggressive, targeted chemotherapy , with Herceptin (trastuzumab) in combination with toxal ( and other chemo ) need to work closely with oncologist. ...Read more

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If a breast cancer patient breast feeds her child will he be affected?

If a breast cancer patient breast feeds her child will he be affected?

No: It is safe to breast feed after having breast cancer, although the affected breast may not produce milk following radiation therapy. Of course, any medication you take, including chemotherapy, may be passed to your child in the breast milk; therefore, your child's pediatrician needs to be aware of any medication you are taking before starting breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How can I transition from breast cancer patient to cancer survivor?

How can I transition from breast cancer patient to cancer survivor?

Survived: If you have survived the treatment and you are cancer free then you are a survivor. Congratulations! www.Drlugo.Com. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more