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Is Amor Vie Safe For Breast Cancer
Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more
Is cinnamon, ceylon type, in natural from safe for breast cancer survivors? I've read that it contains estrogen.
Probably yes: Supposedly cinnamon does have some estrogenic properties, but there isn't any strong data out there that suggests those with estrogen receptor (+) breast cancer are at any significant risk with cinnamon consumption. I would caution you that in general, that more is rarely ever better, and that if you are "gung ho" about cinnamon supplementation that you be reasonable about your intake. ...Read more
Is it safe for breast cancer survivor to use victoza (liraglutide) for diabetes because the drug has thyroid cancer risk? I am worried.
Is it safe for breast cancer survivor to use silymarin supplement found in artichoke and milk thistle? I found some info that it affects estrogen.
Milk thistle ; CA: I agree with info provided by my colleagues. However, some human studies actually show benefit when milk thistle is used alongside breast cancer treatments: http://tinyurl.Com/n3ujy7h there is some preliminary research suggesting that milk thistle extract may have estrogenic effects [ http://www.Pkids.Org/files/milkthistle.Pdf ] , but none have been found in the most commonly used preparations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to wear a bra 24 hours a day?I heard it is a factor contributing to breast cancer is thst true?
I'm just wondering, if you've had symptoms of breast cancer for several months, is it safe to assume it's benign?
Please clarify: What symptoms are you referring to? If you have a mass, i recommend evaluation by your doctor and a mammogram. There are many benign, noncancerous masses that can occur in the breast. You do not want to guess or try to get a diagnosis in this type of forum. Please get evaluated by a doctor to get the right answer. ...Read more
It is said that tibolone is safe on breast cancer. How true is this? And does it really increase weight drastically as i heard?
Not safe: Tibolone is a synthetic estrogen used to treat post-menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal bleeding. It is not safe for women who have had breast cancer. A trial of more than 3000 women was stopped due to increases in cancer recurrence. It's not as well-understood as standard estrogen-progestin drugs; it doesn't work as well for symptoms and it may have higher risks. Weight? I'm not sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Restoring breast: Reconstruction of the breasts is restoring the breast shape as much as possible to normal after breast cancer treatment has caused a deformity. Sometimes cancer treatment removes part of a breast, and sometimes the entire breast. There are many options that you can chose from after having a long discussion between your plastic surgeon, oncologist and yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is safe: Maca, is a root that belongs to the radish family. , Its grown in the mountains of Peru, and has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s is most commonly available in powder form and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient There are no serious known side effects and definitely have no estrogenic or hormone like side effects that can enhance breast Ca development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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