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SUGAR INTAKE AND BREAST CANCER
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SUGAR INTAKE AND BREAST CANCER

I HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BC IN 2003. 3CM TUMOR,8 LYMPH NODES POSITIVE, STAGE 4, HER2 POSITIVE +3. I HAVE HAD 12 TREATMENTS OF TAXOL AND HERCERTIN, 36 RADIATION TREATMENTS, 4 AC AND CYTOXIN TREATMENTS. WAS SUPPOSED TO CONTINUE HERCEPTIN FOR A YEAR BUT STARTED HAVING CIRCULATION PROBLEMS AND DISCONTINUED THE TREATMENT ON ADVICE OF ONCOLOGIST. I AM IN REMISSION RIGHT NOW AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR AND TOO MUCH DIET SODA WILL MAKE MY CANCER COME BACK AND WHAT ARE THE FOODS YOU SHOULD EAT TO KEEP IT FROM COMING BACK. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP IN THE PAST THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE HAS BEEN INVALUBLE AND EVERYONE SHOULD TRY TO KEEP A POSITIVE NO MATTER WHAT THE DIAGNOSIS IS.
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