I worked through my 33 rounds of radiation (no chemotherapy) but I was lucky that the center was right next to the hospital that I work at. I had my treatments scheduled for 7:30 in the morning Monday through Friday; the staff was great at calling me back; I'd usually be done by 7:40 and at my office before 8 am.
Toward the end I'd have fatigue later in the day which was a bummer but that soon improved once the radiation was over. I was lucky that my job is mainly a desk job.
I also had the oncotype testing done and was happy to hear I had a very low risk rating.
It is important to understand that these supplements MAY have some useful purpose in PREVENTING breast cancer but that is not where you are in your stage of life.
I say this as a registered dietitian who has consumed enough fruits and vegetables to fill several large barns over a lifetime as well as breastfeeding my sons for extensive periods of time...and who, this summer, has joined the league of women dealing with breast cancer.
Would I trade my Anastrozole for these products? Not on MY life.
Sam...again, do you READ the articles before you post them here?
The OP was asking whether her mother-in-law receiving cardiac stents would increase her risk of developing breast cancer, NOT whether radiation for breast cancer would increase the risk of heart disease.
I'm a registered dietitian and I simply followed my normal eating pattern and tried to focus on going to bed a bit earlier. No supplements for me either. Three meals plus, if I wished, small snacks between meals. I liked fruit before and so I took advantage of what was still available. I have backyard chickens and they get treats every evening. Watermelon for them, watermelon for me....