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|9/8/2011||I am a Breast Cancer survivor with 4 years survival behind me. My breast tumor was Estrogen Positive. Since being diagnosed, it was suggested I have a hysterectomy to eliminate as much Estrogen from my body as possible. Since both surgeries - I have gained 15 pounds. I have tried everything and can't seem to lose this additional weight. I wanted to start the Medifast diet, but was told I needed my Oncologist's approval. It seems there is a lot of Soy in the Medifast Plan - What are your thoughts about Soy and Breast Cancer Recurrence?|
I need to lose the weight, but not at the expense of setting myself up for another round with Breast Cancer. Please advise...
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|9/8/2011||most but not all oncologists nationally are usually comfortable with soy in food form. some research has even shown that it may behave like tamoxifen, given its phytoestrogen content. this is one reason it is believed why Asian women have one of the lowest incidences of breast cancer in the world-- and the highest soy content.|
With menopause comes a slower metabolism. Diets of this type can help reduce the weight but commonly it returns. What works better are permanent changes in your lifestyle that are usually better achieved with routine exercise and following a diet plan like weight watchers. give that a whirl and get a buddy to do it with you.
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