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Topic: Is anyone else taking Iodine drops to prevent recurrence?

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2020 03:38PM - edited Mar 8, 2020 04:22PM by MomofGirls42

MomofGirls42 wrote:

Hi, I was wondering if anyone else is taking iodine drops (I take Detoxadine brand from Global Healing Center) for breast health and to prevent recurrence? There is some pretty compelling evidence that iodine deficiency is closely related to breast cancer.

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Mar 8, 2020 04:28PM MelissaDallas wrote:

On what compellingmedical evidence are you taking it?

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Mar 8, 2020 04:55PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I was just about to ask the same question. Can you provide links to the compelling evidence you’ve found, please?

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Mar 8, 2020 05:39PM MomofGirls42 wrote:

I tried to post a couple of links but this site wouldn't let me. It was originally suggested to look into by my sister's MD last summer and I am taking 3 drops a day under the care of my naturopath since the beginning of this year. I have to be careful with iodine supplementation (taking selenium with it etc) because I also have Hashimoto's disease. When I was going through treatment from June - December last year, I didn't take any supplements at all - now in 2020 I'm looking at ways that going forward I can add to help prevent recurrence. One of the studies I found was from from the Journal of Cancer published in 2017 titled 'Changes in Dietary Iodine Explains Increasing Incidence of Breast Cancer with Distant Involvement in Young Women'

“I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Dx 3/5/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/12/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Right Chemotherapy 6/21/2019 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 11/12/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/14/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 8, 2020 05:48PM MelissaDallas wrote:

I found that one too, only 30 people in the study (?), but little else, and only alternative and no NCI or mainstream respected medical sources that recommend supplementing for breast cancer purposes.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Mar 8, 2020 06:18PM MomofGirls42 wrote:

True... I hope to see some more (and larger) studies on this in the future. In the meantime, I am having a lot of blood work done in April and am hoping that the iodine has at least helped my thyroid numbers. There is a study going on at the University of Mexico titled 'Iodine Supplementation on Breast Cancer' on the clinical trials . gov site that started in 2009 and is set to complete in June 2020 that I am interested in seeing the results from when they are published.

“I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Dx 3/5/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/12/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Right Chemotherapy 6/21/2019 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 11/12/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/14/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 8, 2020 06:30PM marijen wrote:


Check out this book - "The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life"

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Mar 8, 2020 07:07PM MomofGirls42 wrote:

Thanks! I will check it out

“I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Dx 3/5/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/12/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Right Chemotherapy 6/21/2019 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 11/12/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/14/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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