Try losing weight during radiation treatment?


Question from Brenda: Finished chemo, heading into radiation, also started Herceptin and Arimidex. Had already gained weight before this adventure started. Is Herceptin and AI going to add to that? Feeling pretty good except for some fatigue and numbness/pain in feet. Okay to try to lose weight now?
Answers - Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. I think it's okay to make healthy eating choices and for you to get more physically active, but not to push a highly restrictive diet. Be sensible.
Melinda Irwin If you're having numbness or pain in your feet, I'd bring that up with your physician.

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