To prevent a recurrence should breast cancer survivors on tamoxifen seek or snub soy?
We’ve known for years that soy helps prevent breast cancer, and that evidence continues to grow. And the earlier we can get our daughters to eat soy the better, as that’s where we see the strongest protection. If you remember in my volume 2 DVD we learned that women who have breast cancer that eat soy live significantly longer, but what if you’re on, tamoxifen, a drug breast cancer survivors can take to help prevent a recurrence by blocking the effect of estrogens on the body. So if you’re trying to wipe out all trace of estrogen activity, do you want to be eating the phytoestrogens found in soy? Fact or fiction: breast cancer survivors on tamoxifen should avoid soy.
Fiction. In the Life After Cancer study, following nearly 2000 breast cancer survivors, women on tamoxifen who ate the most soy had a sixty percent reduction in breast cancer recurrence compared to the women who ate the least amount of soy phytoestrogens. They cut their risk of their cancer coming back in half, just by eating soy.
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