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Breast Cancer survivors come together for special event

Posted at 7:53 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 08:53:07-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Women facing a breast cancer diagnosis joined together at a special event Wednesday night to get help on their next steps.

Nebraska Medicine teamed up with "Project Pink'd" for the breat cancer reconstruction event, known as "BARE."

Cancer surviviors served as live models, sharing their own experiences fighting cancer and going through surgery. Women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer or those at high risk for developing breast cancer were encouraged to attend.

Those who are fighting breast cancer should try and avoid eating meat. Researchers found that an amino acid found in meat supercharges the growth of breast cancer cells.

High amounts of the amino acid leucine is found in beef, chicken, pork, and fish. High amounts of leucine make breast cancer cells resistant to the drug Tamoxifen.