As I was watching tonight’s evening news, my ears perked up when I heard about the study that showed some of the longer term impacts of breast cancer. Specifically, the study showed that 30% of the women in said study (all who had early stage breast cancer) were unemployed four years later. The most effected were those who had chemotherapy, suggesting that there are long term impacts to cognition and physical activity. Those of us who have undergone chemotherapy certainly didn’t need a study to tell us that there are, indeed, long term impacts. Personally, my short term memory is shot (my husband will attest to that!) and, I still feel the collective surgery-chemo-radiation impacts on my body. Here’s the article from Science Daily:
Here another interesting article by Dr. Michael Gregor (nutritionfacts.org) that talks about the benefits of reducing your cholesterol to inhibit cancer growth. Conversely, it discusses that taking cholesterol-lowing medicines doesn’t offer the same benefit. In fact, it seems to double the risk. One way to lower cholesterol, and get the benefits of lower cancer risk and lower heart disease risk? Whole food, plant based diet!
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