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How safe is brevail, a supplement for breast health. I am 56 years old, going through menopause, am cancer free now but had a lumpectomy 3 years ago.?
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unknown
Brevail is a dietary supplement that contains lignans, which are estrogen-like compounds found in plants.
Most studies of lignans in post-menopausal women have been too short to determine if they're safe fo women who have had breast cancer. Some studies show that they help reduce the severity of hot flashes, but other studies show no effect. Talk to your doctor about other alternatives to hormones.

In brief: Unknown
Brevail is a dietary supplement that contains lignans, which are estrogen-like compounds found in plants.
Most studies of lignans in post-menopausal women have been too short to determine if they're safe fo women who have had breast cancer. Some studies show that they help reduce the severity of hot flashes, but other studies show no effect. Talk to your doctor about other alternatives to hormones.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Denise Reeves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Probably
The active ingredient in brevail should not cause harm. Remember, no studies in humans have demonstrated any benefit in preventing breast cancer, and you should discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Probably
The active ingredient in brevail should not cause harm. Remember, no studies in humans have demonstrated any benefit in preventing breast cancer, and you should discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Denise Reeves
Dr. Denise Reeves
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