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conflicting messages

Are there any breast cancer survivors who still indulge in a cocktail or glass of wine for social occaisions? ( I'm talking 1-3 drinks per week at most)

I have read some articles that say to abstain and others say continue to have a drink in strict moderation.

My medical team said on occaision is not a problem and one should be more concerned with eating a healthy diet and getting excercise (I do both) and of coarse to not smoke!  Obesity is a greater risk according to them.

Thoughts to share?

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Re: conflicting messages

I don't drink anywhere near 1-3 drinks per week, but I do have a margarita when family or friends are out for Mexican food. I also enjoy a Maker's Mark and sour when out to dinner. Been doing this for almost 40 years with no problem. Often, it's a glass of water with lemon.  

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Re: conflicting messages

@honeybuns 

I remember this topic being discussed awhile back.

Coincidentally, you posted the same question at that time.

https://community.qvc.com/t5/Wellness/drinks-and-cancer/m-p/2559846/highlight/true#M70990

 

Alcohol is very unnecessary for everyone. 

There’s a doctor who says,

’We sterilize our instruments with alcohol. What makes it OK to drink?” 

I would think anyone who has not-optimum health would

strive to be the best they can be! (read: no alcohol)

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Re: conflicting messages

My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and she enjoys drinking wine.  She also eats healthy and excercises.  Does not smoke.  She is doing very well in her 70's.

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Re: conflicting messages


@sidsmom wrote:


 

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I would think anyone who has not-optimum health would

strive to be the best they can be! (read: no alcohol)


 

It is enjoyable to have a drink or 2 and no adverse effects.  i would guess safer than some mountain climbing, or crossing some streets, for example.

imo it is ok to do enjoyable things.  and i am not opining on the cancer q, i know nothing about that.

 

 

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@honeybuns wrote:

Are there any breast cancer survivors who still indulge in a cocktail or glass of wine for social occaisions? ( I'm talking 1-3 drinks per week at most)

I have read some articles that say to abstain and others say continue to have a drink in strict moderation.

My medical team said on occaision is not a problem and one should be more concerned with eating a healthy diet and getting excercise (I do both) and of coarse to not smoke!  Obesity is a greater risk according to them.

Thoughts to share?


 

I think you should listen to the advice of your medical team.  Not everything in articles is accurate, and even when it is, the advice doesn't apply to everyone.

 

Personally, I would feel far more secure following the advice of my medical team.

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Re: conflicting messages

one of my best friends is a breast cancer survivor.

i know that she and her husband drink a bottle of red wine every evening with their dinner.

Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand. - Dr. Seuss
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Re: conflicting messages


@sidsmom wrote:

@honeybuns 

I remember this topic being discussed awhile back.

Coincidentally, you posted the same question at that time.

https://community.qvc.com/t5/Wellness/drinks-and-cancer/m-p/2559846/highlight/true#M70990

 

Alcohol is very unnecessary for everyone. 

There’s a doctor who says,

’We sterilize our instruments with alcohol. What makes it OK to drink?” 

I would think anyone who has not-optimum health would

strive to be the best they can be! (read: no alcohol)


 

I disagree that alcohol is unnecessary for everyone.  It actually can have beneficial effects.

 

I'm also not sure what kind of doctor would say that about instruments.  For one thing, there are different types of alcohol.  The comment makes no sense.  

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THank you and I agree.  I am not looking for opinions on whether or not ANYONE should drink adult beverages or not.  I enjoy an occaisional wine or Manhatten!  Just looking for what other cancer patients do.

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Re: conflicting messages

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@NYC Susan wrote:

@sidsmom wrote:

@honeybuns 

I remember this topic being discussed awhile back.

Coincidentally, you posted the same question at that time.

https://community.qvc.com/t5/Wellness/drinks-and-cancer/m-p/2559846/highlight/true#M70990

 

Alcohol is very unnecessary for everyone. 

There’s a doctor who says,

’We sterilize our instruments with alcohol. What makes it OK to drink?” 

I would think anyone who has not-optimum health would

strive to be the best they can be! (read: no alcohol)


 

I disagree that alcohol is unnecessary for everyone.  It actually can have beneficial effects.

 

I'm also not sure what kind of doctor would say that about instruments.  For one thing, there are different types of alcohol.  The comment makes no sense.  


I personally think drinking a liquid, which has the actual alcohol or

vapors to ignite when flame is near, makes no sense. That would be

inflammation 101.  Pair that with a condition which hates inflammation,

like cancer, and it really doesn’t make sense.  Why would anyone

continue to ‘walk right up to the edge of a cliff’ by consuming 

something which is detrimental to one’s health, in the first place,

let alone if their body’s been fighting cancer cells.

I have a healthy respect for cancer & the evil it can produce. 

It’s disheartening to see smart people throw all common sense

out the window for a quick thrill which has long term, deadly effects.

If one is ill, throwing back this toxin (even occasionally) is not going to

help the situation.  Everyone knows this.