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New York Times had features on the cause and treatment of breast cancer in November. They suggested that being overweight early in life (teens) was linked to early menstruation and thus longer exposure to female hormones and hence breast cancer. It stated they could not find a link between general overweight later in life and breast cancer.
Pardon my tardy reply but I would like to add a note to the "information" about weight and cancer. There was a report released, maybe the same one you're refering to, that says to prevent cancer in a remaining breast of a unilateral mastectomy patient, that having more than one drink per day, smoking and overweight increases the risk for cancer invading the remaining breast.
As one reads on, it mentions that there has not been a link found between smoking and breast cancer, and that stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol consumption and/or losing weight will not increase or decrease the chance of cancer developing in the remaining breast.
I forwarded that letter to many of my online BC friends. Some picked up immediately on the ambiguities and a few seemed only to see what they wanted to see and it took a litte while and a few pointed questions to have them understand what a load of nonsense it was. One gal said that her sister read the report before she did and was inundated with forwards of weight loss information because "if she didn't lose weight, she'd lose the other breast!" A flat out scare tactic. Besides, the statistics say that only 1-2% are diagnosed with BC in the remaining breast. The biggest laugh was a qualifier that drinking alcoholic drinks may improve heart health so the jury is still out on that one.
My point is that people will see what they want to see and use it in many ways some of which will be rude and hurtful. It's best to deveolp a thick skin until some real information comes out and that might not even be in my lifetime. Just live your lives and enjoy. You must have been doing something right or you wouldn't still be here now. Be a lesson to others that you can have anything from cancer to a hangnail and still be a wonderful person.