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I just had an oopher / hysterectomy done Oct 1st and was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node removed, clear margins and then 6 wks radiation, completed June 6th 2010.
I read one of your articles and had another question along the same lines. My oncologist wants to put me on Femara in 3 weeks. Do you know how the edamame soybeans will react with the medication for estrogen? Can it still possibly benefit me, or do you know if it will produce more estrogen.
Thus far the research has not supported that there is any problem with consuming soy products and any increase in the risk of cancers.
Here are some articles to help you understand this better:
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP