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Topic: Preventing Recurrence, Worried about Supplements

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020 09:55PM

surfette wrote:

I am looking for the forum for estrogen positive breast cancer and I don't see it. Has it been renamed something else? I had estrogen positive breast cancer in 2010 and have been living in a state of mild fear of recurrence ever since. I've been having some stomach issues and have been taking these peppermint gels for a few weeks now.

Come to find out they contain fennel, and I have since learned that fennel is a phytoestrogen. To what degree do I need to be concerned about this? I last had a period 8 years ago (tamoxifen-induced) and I'm 56 so definitely post-menopausal. Does this make a difference as to the danger of phytoestrogens? Has anyone's doctor told them to stay away from fennel?


Dx 9/14/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 18, 2020 11:41PM - edited Feb 18, 2020 11:41PM by AliceBastable

It's probably one of those things you'd have to eat an enormous amount of to cause problems - as with any herb/spice, or even food.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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