Does chemotherapy increase cholesterol and could that cholesterol influence creation of breast cancers?

Yes, some types of chemotherapy can increase cholesterol levels.  Some research has suggested that elevated cholesterol levels, typical of those in a Western-style diet, may accelerate the development of breast tumors and exacerbate their aggressiveness.

Here is a link to a good article that discusses the types of chemo that impact cholesterol levels and ways to improve management of high cholesterol:

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/side_effects/inc_cholesterol.jsp

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Lisa Fielding is the VP Marketing of femMED. For the past 25 years, Lisa has enjoyed various roles within the marketing and advertising industry, culminating in her role with femMED. A busy mom with 2 young children, 2 dogs and a cat named George, Lisa, like all working moms, strives to find the right balance between all things work and play. A firm believer in taking charge of your own destiny, Lisa is passionate about women's health and encourages women to become their own health advocates.

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