Question re Wig and Diet please

January 25, 2018 - 16:20

Hi there,
I am 42, no kids and have recently been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Cancer - oestrogen negative, Stage 1.
My op is next week, followed by 4 months chemo and radiotherapy after.
I asked my consultant if there were any changes I needed to make to my diet and he said No. However I have read many articles on the link between Dairy and Breast Cancer. They all seem to refer to when Oestrogen is positive, ie hormone related Breast cancer.
Does anybody know if giving up dairy would be beneficial for my type of cancer? I do consider my Diet to be very balanced, I exercise about 4 times a week, never eat processed food, but I do currently eat meat, dairy, everything really.
Also, I got engaged 2 weeks before finding the lump. I went wig shopping today and was strongly advised towards a Real wig. However many of the threads here advise against. Her point was that I would be able to style it for my wedding. I would love to get married a year after last Treatment, and know my hair won't be back long again.
Any advice?
Thanks in advance :-)

February 1, 2018 - 09:55

Dear Hartley,
Thank you for your post. I’m sorry to read of your diagnosis. We would always recommend to have a balanced diet and not to give up one particular food group. Dairy is a good source of protein and calcium which is needed for a healthy balanced diet. There is no conclusive evidence to show that giving up dairy would be beneficial for treatment of breast cancer. With picking your wig, we would always recommend to pick what feels right for you. There are many wig suppliers around the country and we would recommend to shop around. If you wanted to discuss your diet or wanted some information on wig suppliers or anything else, the Nurseline is available on 1800 200 700 and we would be happy to advise you. Best of luck with your Operation next week.

Kind regards,
Cancer Nurseline

February 28, 2018 - 10:53

Thankyou so much for the reply. Sorry I am only seeing it now. Operation went well. Healing very well. Chemo starts Monday week for 20weeks. Scared but ready.