In 2009 scientists headed by C. I. Li at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle had an article published in the JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. It was called "Relatonship Between Potentially Modifiable Lifestyle Factors and Risk of Second Primary Contralateral Breast Cancer Among Women Diagnosed with Estrogen Receptor-Positive Invasive Breast Cancer". The scientists reported that certain lifestyle changes could reduce breast cancer recurrence rate. Women who smoked had a 120% higher rate of breast cancer recurrence. Women who were obese had a 50% greater risk of recurrence. And women who consumed more than seven alcoholic beverages weekly had a 90% greater risk of breast cancer recurrence in the other breast than those who did not.
If you have already had a breast cancer diagnosis and want to decrease your risk for recurrence, not smoking, losing weight and cutting back on alcoholic beverages can reduce your risk of breast cancer recurrence. Hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool in making those life style changes.