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Is soy milk safe for breast cancer patients?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Unknown: It is unknown for estrogen receptor positive (er+) breast cancers. Soy has estrogen-like properties. In lab studies, some soy products have caused breast cancer cells to die, while other products have caused the same cells to grow. I tell my patients not to take soy supplements in the form of extracts, pills, or powders, but if they enjoy drinking soy milk they may do so, in moderation.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes: Similar calories, good for lactose intolerance, and people with lactose intolorence.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Probably: The evidence is unclear, but is most likely safe.
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