Your Cancer Questions Answered! Soy and Breast Cancer

Question: Are soy foods safe for breast cancer survivors, including women who were treated for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

Answer: The current consensus among health experts who study soy is that breast cancer survivors can safely eat these foods. Emerging research suggests that soy foods may decrease the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence in women with a history of the disease.

For a review of the scientific studies and expert consensus on this topic, visit the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

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