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Breast cancer

15 March 2013

High-fat dairy foods risky after cancer

Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to walk away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry (and every other flavour) ice cream.

In absolute terms, breast cancer survivors who consumed the most high-fat dairy had about a 12% risk of dying of the disease. The elevated mortality risk is therefore "modest," said lead author Candyce Kroenke, a staff scientist at Kaiser Permanente, the nonprofit healthcare provider.

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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