Last winter, I sent out a survey asking “How would your life be different if you didn’t have to worry about cancer recurrence?” Your response was incredible: the highest response rate for any survey I’ve ever conducted. And your comments about what you were afraid of losing touched me to the core. What I found… Read More »
To soy or not to soy, part 2
Many survivors of hormone-driven cancers are being told to avoid soy at all costs. We’re taking a closer look at the widespread idea that soy is a no-no after cancer. In part 1, we discovered a number of substances, synthetic and natural, whose structure is similar to estrogen. This similarity of structure allows them to… Read More »
To soy or not to soy?
Dear Dr. Shani, I’ve been told to avoid soy at all costs since breast cancer treatment, because it could encourage the return of my cancer. What’s the problem with soy? Is it really a cause of cancer? Yours, Un”soy”tain Dear Un”soy”tain, To answer your question, let’s first look at how estrogen works in your… Read More »
Fear of Recurrence and Cancer Prevention
“I get completely frozen by the fear.” “It’s like a cloud over me all the time.” “I worry that this holiday or camping trip may be my last.” These are some ways you described your fear of cancer recurrence during my recent survey. You’re not alone: research demonstrates that a convincing majority of cancer survivors… Read More »
Is Tamoxifen Working for You?
If you’re taking Tamoxifen following breast cancer, have you wondered how well it’s working to protect you from cancer recurrence? There’s no actual way to measure the effectiveness of Tamoxifen while you’re taking it. However, researchers have identified a factor that strongly influences the effectiveness of Tamoxifen. It turns out that the effectiveness of Tamoxifen… Read More »