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Topic: Omega 3 DHA and EPA study showing reduction in tumor size

Forum: HER2+ (Positive) Breast Cancer —

Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2021 03:07PM

Gretchenbuddy wrote:

I am newly diagnosed with ER+++/HER2+++ and in doing research I found several studies that cite Omega 3 supplements -- specifically EPA and DHA -- that are being shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer and reduce the size of tumors. I am wondering if anyone else has read about this or taking these supplements.

"The team found that mice exposed to the fish oil-derived omega-3s EPA and DHA experienced a 60–70 percent reduction in tumor size, as well as a 30 percent decrease in the number of breast tumors."

cited from:,-DHA-best-for-reducing-tumor-growth

Dx 4/26/2021, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 7/8/2021 Lumpectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 8/20/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/23/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/24/2021 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/25/2021 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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