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Is sugar and milk are cancer feeders?

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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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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Recently, I have read in an article that consuming milk and milk products may cause cancer due the use of artificial cattle feeding. Is that true? Is it possible to avoid milk products completely? Please provide your valuable suggestions!

Recently, I have read in an article that consuming milk and milk products may cause cancer due the use of artificial cattle feeding. Is that true? Is it possible to avoid milk products completely? Please provide your valuable suggestions!

Not cancer forming: milk products not associated with the development of cancer. Cattle feed which may contain hormone is not in a high enough level to produce side effects which on their own would not be related to cancer, but might induce fibrocystic disease of breast. The volume of milk needed would be excessive. Most cancers defined today if not genetically induced (5%) are viral or carcinogen induced. ...Read more

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Is it true if a mother can not earn mother's milk will cost brest cancer?

Is it true if a mother can not earn mother's milk will cost brest cancer?

No: Perhaps you are thinking of the studies that show women who breast feed have a decreased incidence of breast cancer? That is not the same as saying that not producing breast milk causes breast cancer. Breast feeding redeces the likelihood of breast feeding, but not breast feeding does not cause cancer. A pediatrician or lactation consultant can aid your milk production. ...Read more

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