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Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

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Re: Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

Hi Sunnydaze

 

many thanks for this. My GP did say the other day to go easy on soya products, a small amount is fine. The breast care nurse said the same. There seems to be lack of research in this area 

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Re: Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

Hi Subflower14,

This article may be of help to you. It’s a bit long, but it basically says that phytoestrogens are fine to eat. You can eat up to 1.5 portions of soy products per day. They don’t recommend taking soy supplements though.

https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0718p48.shtml

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Re: Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

Hi all 

Ive not looked at much regarding diet bar when dsd mentioned cancer killing foods,be read in times. Like you said if we listened to all advice we wouldn't eat anything, like looking at that site it mentions milk my calcium is low any way and on calcium and vitamin d supplements but the other month I had stomach bug after stomach bug so didn't eat cheese or milk so my calcium was even still low so coukdnt have my bone strengthening drug so this month I try have cereal every day but also glass. Of milk I think I've missed one day that was Saturday let's see what my results are not this Wednesday Wednesday coming after xxx

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Re: Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

Hi,

I have done a lot of research on this subject too and have read a few articles by dieticians working on nutrition and cancer. As long as you don’t take soya supplements and just eat soya in your diet, I think you will be fine.

i don’t eat a lot of soya, but I eat a lot of chick peas and I put flaxseeds in my porridge most days, both phytoestrogens . Apparently these phytoestrogens ( including soya) are plant oestrogens and are not the same as the oestrogens in our body that helped our tumours to grow. I’m continuing to eat these plant phytoestrogens because they help with menopause symptoms.

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Re: Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

Hi Sunflower 14

I've had a vegan diet for the last 3 1/2 years and, apart from the obvious, I've never felt so well. My cancer was oestrogen positive.

There are a lot of studies out there re soya. Some say cut it out/down, some say it's actually beneficial. My breast care nurse said no-one actually knows. I'm still having soya in my diet but perhaps a bit less than I used to. It could be like cholesterol - eating food with cholesterol in doesn't increase the cholesterol in your body, it's saturated fats that do that. If we listen to all the advice we'd end up eating nothing! I'm going to watch this space for hard evidence! 

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Re: Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

Hi Sunflower14, I have the same dilemma as you as my cancer is hormonal as well. I am using the information provided by below website when deciding which food to avoid:

 

https://foodforbreastcancer.com/

 

There is a section with recommendation of food to avoid for certain AI medication. Hope it will help. 

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Diet for a estrogen receptive breast cancer

I’m posting again, sorry for being a pain. My cancer is estrogen receptive and I am taking Zoladex, letrozole and bisphosphanates. Yesterday I had my first zoladex injection which will put me into the menopause.

 

I’ve been told to be careful with phytoestrogens. Before my diagnosis I ate a lot of soya in my diet, soya yoghurt every day with banana, thinking I was being healthy. I ate a lot of it, including chick peas.  I ate as healthy as I could. I’ve been doing some research and noticed that phytoestrogens are found in soya products, strawberries, cranberries, sesame and flax seeds, sprouts etc,  to name but a few. I’m wondering what on Earth I can eat. Any advice would help x