Women weigh heart-healthy alcohol, breast cancer risk


October 5, 2010

USA Today

For Brenda Coffee's friends, choosing a drink at a Mexican restaurant on a recent night out involved simple questions. Salt or no salt on their margaritas? Beery by the bottle of on tap? But for Coffee, a breast cancer survivor, the choice of beverage raised far deeper questions. Would alcohol increase her risk of getting cancer again? Or would it clean her arteries and boost her heart? Did she want to do everything in her power to avoid a relapse? Or, having suffered so much -- 10 operations and eight rounds of chemotherapy -- did she want to relax and live a little? Read More