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 .

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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...
Maybe. The benefits of chemotherapy are generally more dependent on the stage of the breast cancer rather than the receptor status. Er, pr, and her2-neu receptor status are not part of the staging criteria per se. Read more...

Why are certain chemo treatments done for a breast cancer patient in stage 3?

Yes. In the majority of cases, stage 3 breast cancer needs chemotherapy in order to cure and prevent the cancer from coming back. Speak with your navigator and oncology team and ask questions so you understand the details of treatment and your stage. Read more...
Usually. Stage 3 breast cancer is a more advanced breast cancer, usually with significant size and invasion and/or spread to lymph nodes. There is a greater chance that the breast cancer cells have spread through the blood stream, for which only chemotherapy and pills can get to those cells. There are new targeted agents which target a breast cancer type and also attack the cells through the blood stream. Read more...

If a breast cancer patient undergoes neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, how will she ever know her true nodal status?

Sentinel LN Biopsy. It is somewhat controversial when to perform sentinel lymph node (ln) biopsy in this setting: some advocate performing this prior to chemo, so as to determine an accurate stage; others believe that the status of the ln after chemo is most pertinent. In my practice, i will perform a needle-biopsy of any abnormal ln prior to chemo. If none are evident, i wait until after chemo. Read more...
She won't. I used to always ask surgeons to do a sentinel node biopsy before neoadjuvant chemotherapy for that very reason. However, newer data show the lymph node status after chemotherapy may be more important. Newer data also show that women don't always need a full axillary dissection with a few positive nodes, so i'm ok with either approach if the lymph nodes aren't enlarged to start. Read more...
"true" nodal status? With neoadj therapy, prognostic infor of staging after therapy is likely the more telling. Studies show slnbx after chemo still accurately predicts axillary nodal status. With current chemo, a 20-25% PCR is not unexpected and would include clearing previously pos nodes (found clinically or on prechemo ax u/s & fna). Delaying the slnbx can thus spare these patients additional axillary surgery. Read more...

What diet is best for breast cancer patient?

I'm not . Sure that anything beyond a sensible diet is proven to reduce breast cancer recurrence. I may be wrong but keeping the weight at a good level may play a role but with estrogen receptor blockers i'm not sure that there is data on that. The study size would have to be huge, i would think, to notice these subleties. Read more...
Healthy diet . It has been shown that keeping your weight to normal levels and exercising regularly and eating a diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables is associated with some reduction in breast cancer recurrence. Read more...
Healthy. You should maintain a healthy diet. After surgery it is important to increase your protein content to heal your wounds. Read more...