After a diagnosis of breast cancer, it is not uncommon to question lifestyle factors that may have contributed to the formation of cancer. Although there is no 1:1 correlation between a specific food and the development of cancer, a healthy diet, exercise, and stress management are important components of improving your overall health and well being.
Nutritionists working with us at the Comprehensive Center for Breast Care @ASBS can help guide you toward a healthy eating plan designed specifically for you. Make an appointment at one of our affiliated nutritionists.
National Cancer Institute guidelines for cancer prevention can be used to decrease the chance of breast cancer recurrence. These guidelines include:
- Increase intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Decrease fat intake to <30 percent of calories
- Minimize intake of cured, pickled, and smoked foods
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- Alcohol consumption should be done in moderation, if at all
- Don't smoke