I have had breast cancer and heard you shouldn't drink soy milk. I drink one glass a day. Is this ok?

No problem. Some chemicals in soy have estrogen-like properties. The amount of those chemicals is small. There is little hard data that soy is a risk, and it may be more like chemicals studied for preventing breast cancer. This article discusses that: j am coll nutr october 2001 vol. 20 no. Suppl 5 354s-362s.
Phytoestrogens. Can be components of some soy products, and if you had an er+ breast tumor, this *might* be a concern, but check with your oncologist...It is not clear that all soy milks have estrogenic activity or that they stimulate breast er+ tumors, in people, in mice, or even petri dishes.

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Can soy milk cause breast cancer or cancers....I heard it from different people that it can just want to know some facts?

Nope! Don't worry! For patients with breast cancer, some oncologists advise avoiding soy, wild yam, red clover, and other phytoestrogens. There is conflicting evidence that these can cause breast cancer cells to grow more quickly. However, people who eat a plant-based diet including soy are at a lower risk of breast cancer overall. So don't worry! Read more...

Is soy milk safe for breast cancer patients?

Unknown. It is unknown for estrogen receptor positive (er+) breast cancers. Soy has estrogen-like properties. In lab studies, some soy products have caused breast cancer cells to die, while other products have caused the same cells to grow. I tell my patients not to take soy supplements in the form of extracts, pills, or powders, but if they enjoy drinking soy milk they may do so, in moderation. Read more...

Estrogen + breast cancer currently on chemo is it ok to drink a protein drink sometimes that has soy in it?

Best to avoid excess. In general soy intake should be limited in women. There is really no science to guide us as to how much soy is too much. We do know that soy products act estrogen like in our bodies. Probably best to limit amount of soy products. Now if you only take one shake a day and don't consume other soy products you are definitely ok. Read more...
Probably. Much interest and research o0n phyto Estrogens in soy products. No convincing clinical studies to contra indicate soy in diet- especially if occasional use. Check to see the content of soy- if it is the predominant source for the protein and you are worried don't. If your chemo is anti estrogen or aromatase inhibitor, even less data. Read more...

Does drinking organic milk reduce my risk of breast cancer?

Jury out. Hormones given to women have not been proven to increase risk of breast cancer, but most practioners who know about those issues try to stay away from rx if possible. Milk not produced organically has hormones so you do the math. My family drinks organic. Read more...
No. The benefits of eating organic food are controversial. There has been no clear link between eating organic and decreasing cancer risk. Read more...

I've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Is drinking milk good or bad for me?

MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. Dispite what the holistic foodies contend. Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15213021. Read more...

Does drinking too much milk cause breast cancer?

Yes,but contrvertial. Recent studies show excessive consumption of milk may lead to ovarian , prostatic cancers , and breast cancers to some extent , this is conflicting and controversial . Vegans has a very good point on this . Cows are given growth hormones & other chemicals for better yield may be the cause of oncogenesis. Milk is important source of calcium , moderate intake is good. Read more...