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Can soy products (tofu) increase risk for breast cancer?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Susan love research foundation has a good article about the research of soy products and breast cancer. Like anything overdoing is the culprit soy is a natural estrogen. The controversy comes from making soy a main source of your diet. Soy milk soy supplements soy beans tofu. My doctor had told me occasional tofu and occasional soy beans or occasional shoyu is fine. Where as my cousins doctor told her she had to read all ingredients and avoid all soy products. She was going nuts reading ingredients and soy is pretty much in everything she was scared to eat anything. On Susan loves link to the soy study http://www.dslrf.org/breastcancer/content.asp?CATID=0&L2=4&L3=5&L4=0&PID=&sid=130&cid=2129 Hope this helps Sent from my iPhone
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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    From what I've recently read...there is an argument both ways. I know so
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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Oops...wasn't finished. I've read bad things concerning soy & women who have estrogen positive receptors. So...I choose to limit my intake of soy...just using an occasional soy sauce, nothing else.
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  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Most lotions contain soy as well so try to avoid those that do.
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  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    It may, depending on whether your cancer is HER positive. The first time I had breast cancer I was told to avoid soy because it can mimic estrogen, which is like food for HER+ cancer.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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