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Dietary modification for women after breast cancer treatment : a narrative review

Tramm, Ralph, McCarthy, Alexandra L., & Yates, Patsy (2011) Dietary modification for women after breast cancer treatment : a narrative review. European Journal Of Cancer Care, 20(3), pp. 294-304.

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Abstract

Diet is thought to account for about 25% of cancers in developed countries. It is well documented that the risks associated with both the breast cancer itself and its treatments are important for women previously treated for breast cancer. Women are at risk of recurrence of the primary disease and prone to develop treatment-induced co-morbidities, some of which are thought to be modified by diet. With a view to making dietary recommendations for the breast cancer patients we encounter in our clinical nursing research, we mined the literature to scope the most current robust evidence concerning the role of the diet in protecting women against the recurrence of breast cancer and its potential to ameliorate some of the longer-term morbidities associated with the disease. We found that the evidence about the role of the diet in breast cancer recurrence is largely inconclusive. However, drawing on international guidelines enabled us to make three definitive recommendations. Women at risk of breast cancer recurrence, or who experience co-morbidities as a result of treatment, should limit their exposure to alcohol, moderate their nutritional intake so it does not contribute to postmenopausal weight gain, and should adhere to a balanced diet. Nursing education planned for breast cancer patients about dietary issues should ideally be individually tailored, based on a good understanding of the international recommendations and the evidence underpinning them

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ID Code: 45453
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: breast cancer, recurrence, nutrition, prevention, patient education, supportive care
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2011.01238.x
ISSN: 0961-5423
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copy 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2011 08:41
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 11:26

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