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Posted on: Jun 4, 2018 12:33AM
As you can see in my diagnosis info, I'm ER+/PR-/HER2-. I've used soy milk (about a cup a day) for decades and, as I eat a primarily plant-based diet (for the past year and a half), I eat a little tofu once or twice a week. That's it fo my soy consumption.
Now that I have breast cancer - as of April - I have to question the wisdom of consuming dietary soy. I have had one introductory meeting with my MO (I see him again later this week) and when I asked him about soy, he said that because I consume it in moderation (I do), it is not an issue.
Of course, with time to sit around and stew and wonder during this interval between radiation and MO, I have to worry about SOMETHING, so today it's soy.
Is there a consensus on the advisability of moderate to light consumption of dietary soy for post-menopausal early stage ER+ cancer patients? Or not? If it's iffy, do I flip a coin? No, I"d probably bug my MO for a concrete answer. Right now I'm leaning towards giving up the soy milk and tofu (but my inner voice is whining "but I LIKE it").
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Jun 4, 2018 01:31AM MelissaDallas wrote:
The Vanderbilt study indicates it is good for you:
Jun 4, 2018 02:13AM Meg101 wrote:
My MO told me not to consume any soy during treatment, but she said pure soy is OK in moderation after treatment. She said TOFU is an excellent source of protein and other nutrients. Hope this helps. Meg
Jun 4, 2018 02:49AM moth wrote:
"Soy products have not been found to increase breast cancer recurrence41 and may actually reduce it.44,45"
from a lit review published in Canadian Medical Association Journal 2017
Lifestyle modifications for patients with breast cancer to improve prognosis and optimize overall health
Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the OddsDx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
Jun 4, 2018 07:38PM PatsyKB wrote:
The more I read, the more I learn, the more confused I get. Yikes!
Nov 14, 2018 05:11AM Lefty55 wrote:
My naturopath also confirmed that pure soy (tofu, edamame) was ok to include in my diet. She is more concerned about all of the synthetic estrogens we are bombarded with via plastics, skin care products, bad dairy, etc. Now I just need someone to help me turn tofu into grass-fed bison rib eye so I can enjoy it more!
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