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11/7/2016I am a breast cancer survivor. I am ER/PR/Her+. I've had both breasts removed through mastectomy, one prophylactic. I thought I had to be extremely vigilant about soy but my internist told me the other day that since I don't have breasts I don't have to be worried about soy and elevated estrogen. Is this true?
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11/7/2016well, not totally. soy in moderation is considered fine and needs to be in food form. if your breast cancer was stage 0 then he may be telling you correct information, however you still have 2-3% of breast tissue left even after a mastectomy. if invasive breast cancer then risk of distant mets is greater than for someone with stage 0. moderation however is the key word here.

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