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Today’s Featured Guest Writer is Rachel Pappas, Freelance Writer
When I got cancer, I thought “Eat chicken.” It’s low-fat. Little did I know, studies show any kind of meat is high in arachidonic acid – the stuff that cancer cells feed off of. I’ve since delved further into the books, and learned some more on cancer and nutrition. Of course, how far you want to go, how much you want to change your diet, is up to you. But I was surprised at how many foods research books are good for fighting cancer – how many of them that I actually like. Here’s some of what I’ve learned on what’s good, what’s not, and why….
What if you have a family history of breast cancer?
For women with a family history of breast cancer, there is the worry that they too will develop it. Many, like Angelina Jolie have been tested for the BRCA gene. In the past we believed that family history with or without the BRCA mutation was still a risk factor for developing breast cancer.
New evidence from Stanford
Allison Kurian is helping to provide peace of mind to millions of women. Her findings: There is no higher risk of breast cancer for women who don’t have BRCA mutation but have relatives who do. (more…)
“She’s Positive. She’s Positive Not”
Waiting for the Answer by Rachel Pappas
A few weeks later came her call. My mother had breast cancer too. Her bad news had me petrified that I was positive for the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation that almost guarantees you will get breast or ovarian cancer. What if I passed this gene to my daughter and she ended up with the same fate as my mother and myself? (more…)