Breast Cancer: Soy consumption is likely to reduce death risk

Women beware before dying your hair or using hormonal contraceptives, as they may increase your chances of breast cancer.

The study was done over a period of nine years during which the researchers conducted various follow ups with the patients. According to the key guest on this process, with this new "tissue expander", she is now enjoying being at a lower risk for breast cancer, compared to someone who was a BRCA gene.

Approximately 20% of breast cancers are of the hormone receptor-negative (HR-) variety, which is more aggressive and has a lower survival rate than hormone receptor-positive (HR+) cancer.

The research also revealed that estrogen-like impacts of isoflavones are likely to lessen effectiveness of hormone therapies used to treat breast cancer, Dr Zhang explained. In the event they are diagnosed with breast cancer, some women choose to undergo a mastectomy, which is the process of removing the whole breast.

Her advice to women: "I would say that from all of the studies that we have, absolutely it's safe for you to get pregnant after breast cancer".

For now, she says "soy seems to be safe" at the levels women in the US typically consume it, "and it could be beneficial for some women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer".

Similarly, post-diagnosis weight gain was positively associated with increased risk of breast cancer recurrence and death but only among never-smoking patients. The Ontario government, for instance, covers the costs of fertility preservation.

But while there is no definitive way to prevent cancer, and while you can't change your genetic risk of developing the illness (about 5five to 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary and caused by genes passed from parent to child), there are some risk factors that you can control.

The team also investigated the amount of opportunistic mammography, which was found to be very common.

And for some breast cancer survivors, soy seems beneficial.

However, that's a choice some women who want a family make, despite the risk of recurrence. For instance, researchers point out that the women who consumed more soy in their study also tended to have higher incomes and healthier lifestyles, factors that can also influence longevity.

  • Santos West