Sorry if this has been covered a gazillion times somewhere…went to nurse today for my smear and she asked if I was on hormone replacement so I told her about the cancer, anastrozole etc and mentioned the joint problems.She said I could improve a lot with diet and highly recommended I drink some soya milk every day.Was I wrong in thinking we werent supposed to use soya then?

I think the evidence is inconclusive- when I have looked the research results  the advice is maybe in moderation it is OK .

Its hard to decide - especially if you are a vegetarian like me and are looking for protein - I tend to have it occasionally. 

Strange…she was positively recommending I start drinking it every day…

Hi Treeze,
The nurse was not a specialist in bc, so was probably advising generally. It maybe an idea to check with the nurses here.
ann x

I’m not a firm believer that food and drink has much influence on us getting breast cancer but avoiding soya was one of the first things I read about when diagnosed although there is no conclusive evidence I’ve come across. I agree with Ann, she wasnt a cancer specialist so wouldn’t necessarily know these things. 


Personally I don’t like soya so avoid it for that reason, I prefer almond milk but if the benefit to you far outweighed any potential risks then I would give it a go, obviously speaking to someone in the know would be the answer Xx Jo 

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