To hell with feeling guilty ladies! I love a G&T and a glass or 3 of wine and that hasn't changed since my diagnosis! i refuse to believe I've had BC because of anything I've done , I won't take the blame! My mum died of BC and she never smoked or drank her entire 60 years! Cheers 🍸🍸🍸🍷🍷🍷
........and Lurtj......I was diagnosed with hormone receptive breast cancer in March and have been teetotal for 18 years! So, you know what, don't feel guilt. I have done it, did my anxiety/stress levels cause it...blah blah etc. Who knows what the cause is; but have to live our lives in a comfortable moderate way which allows for enjoyment too.
Lurtj - Do Not feel guilty or selfish......life is for living! Plenty of women (and men of course) enjoy a drink and DON'T get BC. It's just the hand you're dealt & you've just got to find a way through it. Cheers, Carol x
I also enjoy my wine I usually have 2 glasses a night and a little more on weekends
I have been beating myself up about this as stats and research points to links with alcohol and breast cancer
Having been diagnosed with oestrogen receptive cancer it's always bothering me that my drinking may have caused it
But here I am still drinking but feeling even more guilty and selfish
But am so struggling with all these facts and figures
There is no point in going through all the treatment only to end up with a life you can't enjoy. Life is for living. I don't drink much - rarely more than two glasses of wine in an evening - and I try to have some days each week alcohol free. But this isn't rigid. On holiday I'll happily drink every day and not worry about it.
Of course it's a good idea to take note of evidence & guidelines are just that - guidelines.
I've decided to take note & I enjoy my glass of wine, moderately of course, but I'm not going to fret about it.
Statistically, anything is a risk & we all need to get on with our lives.