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Which types of food that can help breast cancer?

Which types of food that can help breast cancer?

Anticancer diet: A pt turned me onto this book with tons of great ideas. Never heard of tumeric before this. Check it out at your library. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

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 on an annual basis. ...Read more


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What food should people with breast cancer avoid?

What food should people with breast cancer avoid?

Eat a healthy diet.: Eating a well balanced meal and maintaining a healthy weight is very important. It is also important to tell your oncologist or radiation oncologist which supplements you are taking because these can interfere negatively with your treatment. ...Read more

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What are the foods to be avoided if you have breast cancer?

What are the foods to be avoided if you have breast cancer?

Eat what you want: There is much nonsense written about "what foods are good for you with this-or-that". There's little scientific reason to think this sort of thing matters. A few years ago, a huge politically-driven study whose sponsors had hoped to show that "wholesome natural fruits and vegetables" improved prognosis in breast cancer was a complete and utter failure. Don't let your life be spoiled by fearmongers. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that will slow the growth of breast cancer?

Are there any foods that will slow the growth of breast cancer?

Probably Not: While there is no special diet to slow the growth of breast cancer, it is important for you to eat a healthy diet and maintain a health body weight. Also if you have had surgery it is important to increase your protein intake to heal the surgical wounds. ...Read more

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What kind of food I should avoid while i'm ill with breast cancer?

What kind of food I should avoid while i'm ill with breast cancer?

No specific: Foods to eat or to avoid. Eat healthy, more fruits & vegetables, less processed junk food. Maintain a healthy weight & be more active. Use vitamin or protein dietary supplements if unable to eat well. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of food that are good for people with breast cancer?

Are there certain types of food that are good for people with breast cancer?

Yes: Good healthful food which is low in fat and avoids too much sugar so that your weight is kept in the normal/healthful range is recommended. Also daily exercise will help to keep you healthy. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common ideas to give to people if they donate to breast cancer research?

Can you please list the most common ideas to give to people if they donate to breast cancer research?

Think Pink: There are many reputable organizations out there that raise funds for breast cancer, but the breast cancer research foundation actually contributes about 90% of its funds to research. http://www.bcrfcure.org/ also consider supporting the american cancer society. http://www.cancer.org/. ...Read more

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Is eating food that contains traces of soy dangerous if you are female? Can it increase your breast cancer risk eating traces of soy?

Is eating food that contains traces of soy dangerous if you are female? Can it increase your breast cancer risk eating traces of soy?

No: The jury is not out on this one yet. Some studies have suggested cause and effect and others have shown in a rat model that exposure may cause increase time to tumor, but decrease incidence. Traces of soy should not cause significant risk would be my conclusion. ...Read more

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Will eating kale help fight breast cancer?

Will eating kale help fight breast cancer?

Not necessarily: There are no specific dietary factors known to prevent breast cancer. However kale and many other vegetables contain tremendous amounts of trace vitamins and other nutrients including anti-oxidants, which may help reduce the risk of developing a cancer. In general a low-fat, plant-based diet is healthier and can be considered preventative for many chronic diseases as well as cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more