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 Asked: 11/1/2009 I read a lot about complementary medicine in reference to breast cancer and other cancer research.
 Asked: 11/1/2009 dearest lillie is linseed contrindicated with tykerb,if not how much is ok to take thank you.
 Asked: 10/17/2009 Do you recommend DIM or IC3 or both? or neither? Iodine? Resveratrol? If a person had ER+, PR+, Her2- IDC..
 Asked: 9/5/2009 Hi Lillie, Is having 1 glass of wine 2 or 3 nights a week o.k.
 Asked: 8/30/2009 Hi Lillie, I''ve read that certain fruits (apples, pomegranate)and veggies actual can increase estrogen while some inhibit estrogen (pears,pineapple)..
 Asked: 8/16/2009 dearest lillie my mother is currently on monotherapy tykerb in a holiday off chemotherapy,is taking graoe seed extract or fish oil contrindicated thank you
 Asked: 7/12/2009 Hi Lillie, Can you give me your thoughts on the following: Regular deoderant containing aluminum or all-natural? I stopped using my deoderant once diagnosed, oncologist...
 Asked: 6/21/2009 Hi Lillie, Whats your opinion with drinking wine for ER/PR+? Is 2 or 3 glasses a week to much? I actually thought wine was good for you..
 Asked: 6/14/2009 Hi Lillie, Diag 10/2006 Stage II ER/PR+ Her- on Arimidex..
 Asked: 6/1/2009 Is it okay to contiue to take 5 HTP and/or L-tryptophan before a lumpectomy or mastctomy and during radiation treatment or will this supplement interfer...
 Asked: 5/24/2009 Hi Lillie, I try not to use products that contain Parabens but not sure what to use for sunscreen, alot of chemicals in them.
 Asked: 5/23/2009 Hello and thanks for all that you do, I would like to take resveratrol,the ingredient in red wine that is supposed to be great for all things.
 Asked: 5/10/2009 Thanks for the great info on brocco sprouts! I am now eating them every day as part of a salad! Wondering what you think about...
 Asked: 4/20/2009 Hi Lillie, In ref to some veggies that actual produce estrogen (apples,eggplants) they are safe to eat if you were ER/PR+? Its so confusing because...
 Asked: 4/11/2009 I read that certain fruits and veggies actual produce estrogen in your system.
 Asked: 4/5/2009 Hi Lillie......This may sound like a stupid question but I am serious......are brocco sprouts and broccoli sprouts the same thing? "Brocco" sprouts are what''s always...
 Asked: 2/28/2009 Dear Lillie, What are your thoughts about medicinal mushrooms? Thank you for your time.
 Asked: 2/28/2009 Hello, I''m looking into Brassica Tea. How many cups/day equals one oz.
 Asked: 2/21/2009 I am a breast cancer survivor. I love wine with dinner.
 Asked: 2/8/2009 dear lillie i would like to know what is the prefered form of calcium supplement(phosphate ,carbonate or others) and what is the recommended dose in...
 Asked: 2/8/2009 dear lillie could certain food such as soybean components,garlic interfere with tykerb metabolism in liver .
 Asked: 1/12/2009 Hi Lillie....Thanks for all you do. I am a 3 1/2 year stage IIB Her2 positive survivor...thank God.....and although I don''t go overboard in supplements etc.
 Asked: 1/12/2009 hi Lillie, is there anything safe to take to help with the hot flashes? I was looking at the drug store and they had these...
 Asked: 10/26/2008 I had bilateral subcutaneous mastectomies with reconstruction 30 years ago.
 Asked: 10/18/2008 Hi How will eating broccoli sprouts help a stage 2 breast cancer patient who has underwent mastectomy chemo and radiation Thank you.
 Asked: 10/11/2008 Hi Lillie Eatng broccoli sprouts can help reduce the risk of normal cells becomming cancer, but what does it do to existing cancer.
 Asked: 9/30/2008 Is it ok to drink Brassica tea while on Chemo? I.E., will it interfere with the action you are trying to get from chemo? Also,...
 Asked: 9/7/2008 Hi -- I am a Stage 2 BC survivor (Est.
 Asked: 8/24/2008 I am under the impression that eating meat is not so healthy for breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 8/23/2008 Do you have any info regarding a plant-based product called "Paw Paw Cell Reg".
 Asked: 8/23/2008 I''ve been reading about the benefits of tumeric/curcumin.
 Asked: 7/27/2008 The 1 oz of brocco sprouts a day or a pinch? The brocco sprouts come in a 4oz container.
 Asked: 7/20/2008 Hi Lily, I have been reading a lot of biographies about cancer patients ( have not read yours yet).
 Asked: 7/20/2008 Hi Lilie If I cannot get broccoli sprouts, are mustard spouts any good? how about clover?
 Asked: 7/20/2008 Hello, I recently started eating brocco sprouts, they are actually very tasty.
 Asked: 7/19/2008 Hi Lillie I live in Egypt, no acces to brocco spouts, I will try to do it my self, the seeds I found here are treated with thiram to prevent fungus.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 This may seem like a weird question for your site, but I am hoping you can give me some direction.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 Hello Lily- You have answered many of my questions and I thank you for doing this wonderful service.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 Hi, have you heard of a herb called Graviola? What I have read it is an anti-tumor herb, Purdue Univ has patents pending with it....very...
 Asked: 5/13/2008 Where can I find a list of medications that are not good to take while on Tamoxifin? My oncologist just took me off of Celexa...
 Asked: 4/6/2008 I''m over a year out from chemo and radiation for stage 2 triple negative breast cancer.I had 1 positive lymph node.I found your site and...
 Asked: 4/6/2008 hi there Lillie In a previous posting you mentioned that it is a good idea not to be overweight because we store estrogen in our fat.
 Asked: 3/31/2008 I have heard that arimidex may help for most of the breast cancer patients independent of their hormone receptors positive or negative.
 Asked: 3/29/2008 My mother (59 years old) had a lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy (-) 2 years ago.
 Asked: 3/29/2008 Does damiana, which has a testosteronogenic effect, help with an estrogen positive cancer? .
 Asked: 3/24/2008 Can using skin products that contain soy products get into your system? I''ve been trying to stay away from Parabens and now see that the...
 Asked: 3/24/2008 Hi I was advised to lose some fat to limit estrogen supply.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 Lillie- I read on the John Hopkins website that brocolli sprouts are supposed to help prevent breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/15/2008 Hello- can anti-anxiety, anti-depressents, or St. John''s Wort interfear with Radiation? Also, can calcium/magnesium w/Vit D, B-complex, Vit.
 Asked: 3/8/2008 Is having a glass or two of wine a week o.k.? .
 Asked: 3/8/2008 Hi, I have a couple of questions, in regards to soy.
 Asked: 2/17/2008 Hi, I am now 48 bean on tamoxifen close to two years, chemo has caused menopaose.
 Asked: 2/16/2008 Hi, the brocco sprouts, I called our local grocery stores and they are now carrying brocco sprouts.
 Asked: 2/14/2008 I have a reoccuring knot on the upper part of my left breast near my armpit.
 Asked: 2/14/2008 Can I take fish oil capsules if I''m ER/PR+ and on Arimidex? It says that the capsules contain soy oil.
 Asked: 1/26/2008 I was diagnosed last JUly stage 2 no node er+ her-, Oncotype was 22.
 Asked: 12/31/2007 Have been on Famara about 2 months and definitely feeling fatigued.
 Asked: 12/31/2007 I read today that grape juice, vit D, calcium, and flaxseed are being found to be beneficial in BC prevention.
 Asked: 12/2/2007 Hi Lillie, I just started reading questions under this category,and found out about the broccoli sprouts.
 Asked: 12/2/2007 I am 32 years old and will be going in for an elective bilateral mastectomy and immediate DIEP reconstruction next month because of a...
 Asked: 11/30/2007 Diagnosed with HER-2+++ 2.7cms 1 lymph node infected 16 removed during masectomy.
 Asked: 11/28/2007 I know there is a lot of controversy about using soy products.
 Asked: 11/11/2007 Are you familiar with the idea that sugar -the processed sugar (sucrose), refined flour, etc.
 Asked: 11/7/2007 Hi Lillie, I have read that 35 appricot seads/day and vitamin B17 1500mg fight cancer, and a fruit juce fast can starve the tumor????????????Any truth...
 Asked: 11/4/2007 Hi I had T3 L0 ER+ PR+ HER- DC& LC Mastectomy followed by chemo and rad completed in june 06 now on tam.
 Asked: 10/21/2007 I''m taking Femara and Clondrate after chemo, rad, bilateral mastectomy and hysterectomy for stage 2 (11mm in breast, 2cm in node) BC, Are there any...
 Asked: 10/17/2007 Hi, I have been eating Brocco-Spouts, how much do you need daily? It comes in 4.0z packet? What do they actually do? Any vitamins that...
 Asked: 8/27/2007 On a multi-vitamin, calcium w/D, any other supplements that I should be taking, to help keep the "beast" at bay?
 Asked: 8/20/2007 Hi, Love the brocco-sprouts, how much should you eat..
 Asked: 6/23/2007 I am 12 years out from a diagnosis of Stage II node postive breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Hello--just discovered this site and it is wonderful.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Hi, As of last week I''m finally done with treatments, lump,chemo and rads..
 Asked: 6/22/2007 anything new on glyconutrients possibly aiding chemotherapy with metastatic disease.
 Asked: 6/16/2007 I finally had my ooph and hyst.
 Asked: 6/5/2007 I have been on Arimidex (age 54, bilateral mastectomy, chemo) for four months and I feel achey, depressed, my heels hurt like crazy, like an old lady.
 Asked: 6/5/2007 Hi. I am finally having my ooph and hyst the 6th (providing my pre-ops went well)..
 Asked: 6/3/2007 I heard about a product called brevail (concentrated lignans) and am trying to find more research info on it.
 Asked: 5/1/2007 How much broccoli sprouts should you eat a day? I found them but they are so little.
 Asked: 3/26/2007 Hi,I am glad that your back, I have missed all your informative posts! I have to have an ooph coming up shortly and am concerned...
 Asked: 3/17/2007 Welcome back! I''ve missed reading your input..
 Asked: 1/22/2007 I''m on Femara following a recurrence of my early stage breast cancer during my 34th week of pregnancy almost a year ago.
 Asked: 1/22/2007 I saw 2 answers in your database on the subject of ''artemisinin'', both of which sidestepped around discussing or mentioning the compound.
 Asked: 1/14/2007 I''ve heard that diet does contribute to cause of cancer in 30 to 60% of cancers.
 Asked: 1/7/2007 Hi, I am a seven year b/c survivor! I am done with tamox.
 Asked: 1/4/2007 I am 53, likely post menopausal having had a mastectomy (my decision vs lumpectomy with radiation.) Am on chemo as additional preventative as 1 of...
 Asked: 11/27/2006 Hi I was diagnosed with multi focal dcis in april o6 I had a total mastectomy with tram flap reconstruction after 2 unsuccessful lumpectomy unable...
 Asked: 11/20/2006 I am 58, 6 weeks post lumpectomy, on Arimidex 1 mo.(no problems yet) and about to start radiation.
 Asked: 11/14/2006 If my moms bone marrow biopsy shows any form of cancer; leukemia, bone...
 Asked: 11/8/2006 Have you any instances of Femara causing hypertension and/or damage to the kidneys? After 2-plus years on Femara my normally low (120 or less) blood...
 Asked: 11/8/2006 Hi, my mom was diagnosed with BC 2.7cm w/clear margins and the sentinel nodes were negative.
 Asked: 11/1/2006 any medicines to reduce the side effects of chemo theraphy....
 Asked: 10/25/2006 my wife age 53,no kids, underwent a lumpectomy for Right Breast tumor on 26/8/2000,infiltrating ductal carcinoma, mass-2.5cm with clear margins,no foci of DCIS,all 10 Axillary...
 Asked: 10/23/2006 There has been a debate going on in the discussion forum of regarding broccosprouts.
 Asked: 10/23/2006 Hello, just wondering if you have heard of Juiceplus vitamin supplements and if so, what is your opinion on taking these vitamins? I have seen...
 Asked: 10/18/2006 I have 2 questions. One is that I have read the use of Brocco sprouts may be counterproductive in women using AIs due to the metabolic pathways used by some of them.
 Asked: 10/16/2006 after 3 yrs on tamoxiphen (vaginal bleeding/enlarged uterus), i was put on arimidex.
 Asked: 10/10/2006 I have recently read a book called waking the warrior goddess.
 Asked: 9/28/2006 For HER 2 positive patients, I have seen herceptin weekly for 1 year recommended for some and others seem to indicate a once every 3 week regiment.
 Asked: 9/24/2006 Breast Cancer. org just had a postwhich referenced a puplished study in Danish -PubMed-that suggested garlic and an active element in onions, apples adn mushrooms might inhibit AIs.

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