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posted by Babyboo
23 January 2021

Food query

Last reply: 2 hours ago
Hi there, trying not to read too much about diet as so much conflicting advice out there. Can you eat a takeaway when having chemo? And I’m reading conflicting advice on raw vs cooked nuts? Thanks
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posted by Realtin
08 April 2018

Her 2, treatment

Last reply: 2 years ago
Trying to find correct thread. I was diagnosed with her2 positive. Had lumpectomy and node removal. Thank God margins clear, bloods good etc. Because it was an aggressive receptor that caused issue, chemotherapy x 6 + herceptin was recommended. Am 3 in, looking for discussion forums for those in similar circumstances..
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posted by Kathleen
06 February 2013

Exercise! Important during and after treatment for cancer

Last reply: 5 years ago
Hi, Just thought I would share this link ... ht-cancer/ In particular the following statement We recently spoke to Dr. Janice Walshe, Consultant Medical Oncologist at St. Vincents University Hospital, Dublin. “[color=#0000BF:312ix0bk]Probably the most common question I get asked by women who have completed treatment for breast cancer is “Now what can I do to reduce my risk of my cancer returning?”. The evidence from all the literature is consistent and compelling – the answer is exercise and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). We encourage our patients to get out there and exercise during and after treatment to the extent that they can. Regular exercise is beneficial on many levels. I’m delighted to hear about the ChooseToTri initiative and wish them the best of luck in their campaign to get people active[/color:312ix0bk].” On the same site there is some guidance about the levels of exercise needed. Some further reading: ... ivors.aspx ... ivity.aspx Kathleen
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posted by meme
27 May 2008

Energy boosting foods??

Last reply: 5 years ago
Is there anything that anyone can recommend for boost energy levels? The Oncology Team won't continue the treatment until energy levels come up, without the treatment time is short, is there anything that you can recommend?
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posted by wexlass
02 January 2012

Fish Oils and Radiotherapy

If anyone is awaiting Radiotherapy... I suggest you start taking MOR EPA (Omega 3) fish oils. If you eat oily fish at least 3-4 times a week, you won't need to take them as a supplement, you should be getting enough. They really helped me through my Radiotherapy as I didn't experience the tiredness nor the break down of my skin as was suggested might happen. I went on them and Vitamin D3 at end of September and started Radiotherapy on Nov 14th. I am studying Nutritional Therapy and am 100% convinced that taking them helped me to have 33 rather "uneventful" radiotherapy sessions. Best of luck to you all on your journeys. Happy New Year filled with health, happiness and positivity.
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posted by gussy81
21 February 2013

Diet after bowel cancer

Last reply: 7 years ago
Hi, My mam went through and got over bowel cancer. but now she is having tummy trouble ever since. she has diarrhoea a lot. she has been to see a dietician and a person about food allergies but still no luck. has anyone gone through similar. many thanks fergus
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posted by wilmaone
22 February 2013

mini marathon anyone???

Last reply: 7 years ago
Hi ladies in a spur of 'i must get myself moving!!!'i have signed up to do mini marathon!!!!i felt i needed a goal and sure the excersise will be great.i only signed up yesterday but my mindset is already changing,have my training plan mapped out and am actually looking forward to doing it.this is not something i EVER thought i would do.Think i will have a tshirt printed with 'onwards and upwards'on front and 'been there'done that 'wearing the hairstyle'on back!!! On another note are we all still up for meet after easter? xx
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posted by Summer73
31 August 2010

Did anyone change their diet after Breast Cancer?

Last reply: 8 years ago
Just wondering how many of you changed your diet after your diagnosis? I'm veering more and more towards the Raw Diet. The more I read about it, the more I wonder if our diet is playing a major role in developing breast cancer. I've began juicing a lot and am looking at getting cleaner water into my house aswell. Any input would be great. Thanks Summer
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posted by polly53
07 May 2015

Bladder cancer

Last reply: 5 years ago
Hi I was wondering if there is anyone else on this site who has been diagnosed with bladder cancer? I'm feeling pretty peeved that as someone who has never taken drugs, doesn't smoke, hardly ever drinks, leads a with exercise; I should get this. To say I was gobsmacked is an understatement.
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posted by jenpewter
25 October 2013

Fulvestrol and food

Last reply: 5 days ago
I have had so many suggestions for changing my diet My first tumour was removed pus a few nodes two days after my80th birthday so old age does mean you can ignore lumps etc first annual check up was all clear but they changed me to tamoxifen I was having a tickly throat this summer, had an ex-ray which show the cancer had headed inwards . I have just had my second injection of fulvestrant into my bum and would be interested to hear from anyone who might also be having this treatment I am juicing vegetable, have not worried about filtering, our water in County Clare seems so good. eating a lot of turmeric and just a few apricot kernels each day, not too much red met and processed foods
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