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Posted on: Jun 3, 2018 03:33PM
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 3, 2018 04:31PM MelissaDallas wrote:
The Vanderbilt study indicates it is good for you:
Jun 3, 2018 05:13PM 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 3, 2018 05:49PM 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
Jun 4, 2018 10:38AM PatsyKB wrote:
The more I read, the more I learn, the more confused I get. Yikes!
Nov 13, 2018 08:11PM 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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