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Since my diagnosis I now wonder is there a link between alcohol and a recurrence of breast cancer? My intuition says there is a link however the experts say not enough is known about alcohol and recurrence. Before breast cancer I did not think anything about having a glass of wine or a couple of gin and tonics now and then. But now if I have one drink I wonder, will this be the one that triggers a recurrence of my breast cancer?
It seems as though everything in life has some association with getting breast cancer: food, water, stress, sleep, sun, exercise, alcohol, estrogen, phytoestrogens in food and body care products, even sex, but these are all topics for future Brenda’s Blogs. Almost everything we do in life has risks. While we cannot avoid risks, we can educate ourselves as to whether we are willing to take them, or avoid them altogether.
I probably should be asking myself, if I believe there might be a connection between alcohol and a recurrence of breast cancer, why do I drink at all? Or, am I over reacting?