7 Myths About Breast Cancer Nutrition

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  • Maximize their survival after breast cancer by living fully and knowing what to eat, what activity to do, and how to think.
  • Find answers to their questions about nutrition, exercise, weight loss, and relaxation.
  • Actually reduce the risk of recurrence by making simple lifestyle changes.
  • Stop negative thinking and experience less anxiety and fear.
  • Discover the keys to optimizing all aspects of their lives.

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How to Prepare for Breast Cancer Surgery

Most breast cancers are diagnosed with a surgical biopsy performed as the result of an abnormal imaging study like a mammogram. The biopsy may have been as simple as putting a needle in a lump that you can feel or having a needle guided by mammogram or ultrasound. Biopsies are usually the beginning of the evaluation. Click here to read more.

How to Prepare for Radiation

Radiation therapy consists of a high energy x-ray beam powerful enough to kill cancer cells that is directed at the tumor and surrounding tissues. It is usually limited to the area of the tumor and sometimes the surrounding lymph nodes. Like chemotherapy, radiation damages rapidly dividing cells. It kills cells primarily by...Click here to read more.

How to Prepare for Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is used in the treatment of breast cancer when there is a risk that the cancer has spread beyond the breast and lymph nodes. It helps to reduce the risk of having the cancer come back either in the breast, lymph nodes, or elsewhere in the body...Click here to read more.

Breast Cancer Basics

Do I Need Radiation?

Radiation is a “local” treatment like surgery. This means that it has an impact only where it is aimed, and it is usually limited to the breast (or chest wall) and lymph nodes.

Radiation is primarily given for three reasons...Click here to read more.

Do I Need Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy use is common in breast cancer even with early stage disease. It is a “systemic” therapy meaning it travels throughout the body to kill cancer cells. In contrast, surgery and radiation...Click here to read more.

Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy: Which surgery is right for you?

For early stage breast cancer, there is absolutely no difference in survival between a mastectomy and a lumpectomy with radiation...Click here to read more.


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7 Myths About Breast Cancer Nutrition

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