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Facts and Myths about Breast Cancer
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5/10/2017Hi! 1) What bc treatments contribute to gain weigth? chemo only? chemo and anti-hormonal treatment? 2) Why many bc patients gain weigth instead of losing weigth? Specially pre-menopausal women initially? Why this happens? 3) would being overweigth (5 -6 kg)contribute to have a bc recurrence or mets? 4) Why oncologists don't pay attention or take care of bc patients overweigth due to bc treatments? Wouldn't it be wiser and shouldn't it be included in the protocol of bc treatments to do so? Thanks.
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5/10/20171. hormonal therap. sometimes chemo if the patient is more sedentary.

2. because the treatments they receive don't cause GI side effects like nausea they way the used to decades ago. also, loved ones bring comfort foods that are generally high in calories and fat content.

3. some studies say potentially yes.

4. they are focused on getting the breast cancer treated as their immediate priority.

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