Relation between phytoestrogens based cream for breast firming and breast cancer?

Estrogens are double. Edged. You do not state age or menopausal status. All estrogens, phyto, endogenous or pharmacy have risk. So weigh if it is worth it. I'd vote no.

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Would the use of skin creams containing phytoestrogens be harmful to me, given that I had oestrogen dependent lobular breast cancer in 2000?

I wouldn't worry. These anti-aging creams are quacky and probably don't do much of anything, and even if they did, i doubt you'd absorb anything significant. The appeal is to someone who wants a "natural / plant-based" treatment. If you're concerned, talk with your personal physician. Read more...
Congrats survivor. Congrats to you for being a 12 year survivor. The risk for developing another breast cancer is back to normal risk (1 in 8). These skin creams can be absorbed depending on how they are prepared and the dosage. I recommend contacting a dermatologist for a recommendation. Read more...
Unclear. The evidence is unclear. But i would advise against using them with your history of estrogen positive breast cancer. Read more...

What are phytoestrogens? Do they cause or prevent breast cancer?

Plant compounds. Phytoestrogens are chemicals in plants that bind to the estrogen receptor (ER). They can stimulate or block the receptor. Soy beans and flax seeds contain phytoestrogens. Women in Asian countries who eat a lot of soy have a lower chance of getting breast cancer, so it may be preventive. But studies are conflicting. I tell my patients with ER+ breast cancer not to overdose on soy or flaxseed. Read more...

What is the technical definition of phytoestrogens and does it cause or prevent breast cancer?

See below. Phytoestrogens are plant based items found in some foods eaten, commonly seen in soy food products. Ongoing research suggested some protective benefit from bresst cancer in studies in china. Studies are still ongoing. Probably not harmful. See this site: http://m.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/dietandnutrition/soybean. Read more...

Should food with phytoestrogens be avoided by breast cancer survivors? How much phytoestrogens in food is bad?

Moderation. You should not avoid them but not seek them out either. The data shows some estrogenic effects but the amounts in most foods is small. It's the supplements with higher doses that should be avoided. Especially w er pos cancers. Read more...

Can "bust-boom" (breast enlargement pills sold in amazon that do work) cause breast cancer? The ingredients include herbs working as phytoestrogens.

Breast Cancer. To my knowledge the only therapy that enlarges breasts is the brava which has to be used in conjunction with fat grafting. The use of unregulated herbs to enhance your breast has known be shown to work in any scientific way that I am aware of at this time. Read more...
Possibly. Anything with estrogen in it can increase your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and higher levels can translate to higher rates. The levels of drung in over the counter "herbal" medications are often not controlled for or even measured. I would be wary. Read more...
Not FDA regulated. Any over the counter supplement sold as an herbal remedy does not have to be regulated by fda as normal medications do. Thus, while some ingredients may be listed others may not. While we do know increased estrogen exposure over ones life may stimulate breast cancer risk as well as cause other possible symptoms like benign fibroid tumors, i'd also b worried about what's not listed. Read more...
Why do you need it? Who knows? But why would you want to try it if you are not sure. Probably not a good idea. Read more...

I have been prescribed phytoestrogens in pills to alleviate hot flashes of my premenopause. Is II effetive? Is it risky on breast cancer?

Yes and yes. Estrogen is estrogen. The source doesn't matter. Any amount of exogenous (from outside your body) estrogen raises the risk of breast cancer. The effect is dose-related, that is the more estrogen, the higher the risk. Although your increase in risk is probably slight, why not use the old tried and true methods a cool cloth on your forehead? Menopause is natural. Read more...

What can you say about breast enhancement creams? Are they safe? Can they cause breast cancer? I'm quite desperate I need advices.

Do not waste your $$. "breast creams" is too generic a phrase for me to comment on, but rubbing stuff on your breasts to make them larger will either be ineffective or unsafe, or both. Consult with your primary care doctor for advice. Breast implants may be an answer. Read more...

I have been prescribed by urologist estrace (estradiol) 0.01% cream for vaginal discomfort? I've had breast cancer. Doctor knows it but says it would be safe.

Check. The systemic absorption from vaginal estrogen is very minimal and should not be an issue however i would like you run it by your oncologist too. Read more...
Estrogen cream. In general, vaginal estrogen is very minimally absorbed. We as oncologists use it frequently. If you are worried then don't use it. Read more...