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Dr. Byron May Dr. May
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Is sugar and milk are cancer feeders?

Dr. Byron May Dr. May
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Is sugar and milk are cancer feeders?

Wrong ?: As an oncologist, i get asked this question all the time. In my opinion, it's the wrong question to be asking. Even cancer cells, while abnormal, still retain most features of normal cells, so trying to deprive your body of sugar or milk isn't an effective strategy to fight the cancer. A certified cancer program will have a nutritionist on staff to help determine what diet is best for you. ...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


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Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough. ...Read more

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Does drinking organic milk reduce my risk of breast cancer?

Does drinking organic milk reduce my risk of breast cancer?

No: The benefits of eating organic food are controversial. There has been no clear link between eating organic and decreasing cancer risk. ...Read more

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Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

No such restrictions: Dairy products are not harmful to patients with Cancer unless they are overweight, in which case we try to minimize dairy product use in order to lose weight. Over-weight is not good for anyone including patients with cancer. As such patients with Cancer are allowed to drink milk, especially reduced fat type of milk is good for their nutrition. ...Read more

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Does cows milk cause diabetes 1 and colon cancer?

Does cows milk cause diabetes 1 and colon cancer?

I think probably not: I've followed the diabetes claim for two decades; there are a bunch of good prospective studies showing no effect though the group originally reporting the finding is standing by its results. The studies on colon cancer and diet over the past decade surprised me -- the link with animal protein is weak at best. 2005 swedish study -- heavy dairy consumers had only 59% colon ca risk of others. ...Read more

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Could cows milk cause breast cancer?

Could cows milk cause breast cancer?

No: There are two causes of breast cancer. Those cases developing due to hereditary factors which represent about 5%of patients and those that are acquired. The major acquired cases are produced secondary to a virus, the mmtv virus that enters the epithelium of the duct attaching to the wnt-1 gene to produce a stimulating factor called b catenin which forces the cell to transform to malignancy. ...Read more

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Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Estrogen: Interesting question; estrogen has been used to treat prostate cancer but due to cardio side effects is not used routinely any longer; the data on soy is very debatable. ...Read more

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As milk comes with lots of health risks, inc colon, breast & prostate cancer can a 11yr old get sufficient calcium without milk and how?

As milk comes with lots of health risks, inc colon, breast & prostate cancer can a 11yr old get sufficient calcium without milk and how?

Milk: I am not sure who instilled that information in your that milk carries the risks described. Cancer has been attributed to almost any product and exposure in the world but nothing has been proven. Pure milk is not common to be consumed in large quantities at the age of 11, but dairy products such as cottage cheese, buttermilk, butter, sour cream are commonly used and i see no harm in using them. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer linked to dairy?

Is breast cancer linked to dairy?

No: I am not aware of any dietary association with breast cancer other than some association of obesity with breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No: There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is the consumption of milk and other dairy products correlated with the prevalence of prostate cancer?

Is the consumption of milk and other dairy products correlated with the prevalence of prostate cancer?

No: While the cause of prostate is not known, and there are links to families with cancer, we next ascribe diet, mostly rish in saturated fats and red meats. Increasingly "healthy" diets are rich in fresh fruits and vegtables, lycopenes from processed tomatoes, elagic acid anti-oxidants from berries and cruciferous vegetables. Vitamin e appears not to help. Milk/dairy has not been indicted! ...Read more

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Breast cancer and problem with urine flow?

Breast cancer and problem with urine flow?

No: More likely because of pelvic muscle relaxation. A urologist or gynecologist can help sort out the problem, and determine if surgery could help. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will i improve my chances against breast cancer if i eat more soy? Do soy and soy products offer any protection against breast cancer? .

UNCERTAIN: Soy is healthy and safe. There is no convincing evidence that soy products protect against breast cancer but they are good in general and may help to reduce the risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can legionella be transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

Can legionella be  transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

No: Legionella is mostly thought to be transmitted via exposure to contaminated fresh water, not dairy products. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer and colon cancer linked?

Are breast cancer and colon cancer linked?

Not directly usually: There is debate about how closely these 2 cancers are related. Both have hereditary natures and are more common generally in obese patients. Both often begin with more benign precursor lesions like dcis for breast cancer and benign polyps for colon cancer. Both are very common but there is little evidence that having either predisposes to having the other. ...Read more

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