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.
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.

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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.

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.

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.

Can drinking alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer?

Yes. Use of alcohol in a inappropiate manner, such as continous alcohol dependency has been found to increase the chances of developing breast cancer.
Too much, yes. This is a controversial topic, but most major studies agree that heavy drinking increases risk by about 10% for each daily drink. It is extremely difficult to measure the effect if any of low to modrate drinking, especially when it comes to wine. At least one good study from france found that daily consumption of up to 2 glasses of red wine per day was associated with a significantly lower risk.
Yes. Studies show that women who drink more than 4 drinks per week are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. This may be because alcohol can limit the liver's ability to break down estrogen, causing elevated estrogen levels.

Have researchers found that you can get breast cancer from drinking?

Do not. Think so! From smoking yes! Consider moderation as alcohol in excess is really detrimental to your health besides the addiction that can ruin your life and your family too!

My mom had breast cancer at 54 and so did her cousin -- should I not drink alcohol?

Personal decision. Epidemiologic results involving breast cancer are highly variable, with some studies showing alcoholism to be a risk factor, others not. Perhaps Folic Acid deficiency, which affects many problem drinkers, is the rason. Nobody has evidence that moderate use of alcohol places one at risk for breast cancer. The key is keeping vigilant for early detection.

Could drinking too much bottled water cause breast cancer?

Nope.... ..Unless it was bottled in chernobyl or the three mile island. Kidding aside, I know of no data to suggest a relationship between the two.

How is smoking and drinking alcohol related to breast cancer?

Likely contribute. Both smoking and alcohol are risk factors for almost all cancers, impair immunity, contributing to growth of cancers. And alcohol contributes to weight gain, and obesity is a risk factor for cancer of the breast.
Decreased health. The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health. It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells.
Alcohol bad. Alcohol will increase your risk of breast cancer. Smoking will bad, doesn't seem to dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer.