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6/27/2017I am 6 years out of 1cm hormone + b.c. and 4years out from a .7mm hormone + breast cancer. I have been on the ketogenic diet for 10 months and have lost 6 inches off my waist and 20 pounds, Also, the lymphadema in my arm is reduced. I have heard that this diet can help tamoxifen work better. Could this be true? That is what I am on. I don't eat the saturated fats like they want you to do but rather stick to olive oil and avocado oil and don't eat too much red meat either. Do you think this is a good diet for breast cancer patients to follow.? Been thinking of easing into a mediterranean style of eating. Welcome your thoughts.
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6/30/2017Good nutrition enhances overall quality of life. Some research studies have shown that a plant based diet may lower the risk for breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence. A healthy diet is only one lifestyle factor that influences breast cancer risk; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well being.

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