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mjdp2
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I noticed one of the postings mentioning that estrogen is stored in adrenal and fatty tissue. If your tumor was growing from too much estrogen, please look at weight reduction as a way of lowering your cancer risk. At 5'3" I was borderline overweight at 141 lbs. After finishing radiation I focused on losing weight to obtain a better BMI (body mass index). Obesity is a risk factor. Margaret

jmears
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Hi Margaret
I was told by my Oncologist that estrogen is created in the fat cells. I agree about losing weight. I was not overweight prior to treatment ... but after Taxotere with steriods and the Tamoxifen now I am overweight ... about 30 pounds. Do you take Tsmoxifen? What was your weight lose method? Obesity is a "huge" risk factor! Thanks
Jamie

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mjdp2
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Hi Jamie,
I stopped drinking sodas and eating milk products. There was a researcher named Jane Plant who got cancer 5 times then stopped eating dairy products and never got cancer again. Cows are pumped up with hormones. I also cut down my portions. Meat serving is size of a deck of cards. I counted calories. Add a zero to your present weight and try to eat that many calories or less each day. I eat every 2 hours instead of three large meals. Ate more fruits and vegetables and cut out rice, bread and pasta. Yes I am on Tamoxifen so I had to increase my exercise and try to walk 3 times a week for at least 1/2 hour. Took me a year to lose 20 lbs. As I sit in my support group I notice alot of women are overweight but so is 1/3 of Americans. I notice no one ever brings up obesity as a risk factor but I think it is something we all have control over. Good luck. Margaret

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