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|2/17/2012||Hi Lillie: I just read a study that suggests eating starches after breast cancer can increase recurrence especially for LOW GRADE cancers. I've switched to whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy, chicken, fish/turkey..even my pastas are whole wheat. I had a mastectomy, grade 1, stage 1, no LVI, no lymph nodes positive, Er moderately + Pr strongly positive, low Ki67. Oncologist said no rads, no chemo, and only modest benefit from hormonal treatment so because of other (heart) problems, I take only 10 mg of tamoxifen per day. Now I am worried I have eaten too many starches (I'm one year out)! Why would this only impact low grade tumors!!|
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|2/17/2012||do not worry. you should plan to continue to do well. This is new research. The reduction is a modest one too, and remember you did mastectomy so your risk of local recurrence is around 1-2% already. Tamoxifen cuts that in half too!|
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