6 Myths About Breast Cancer Survivorship

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There are a lot of misconceptions out there about cancer, cancer cells, recurrence and remission of cancer. Below you'll find some of these frequently asked questions debunked by John's Hopkins Medicine :

1 - MYTH ONE: Eating soy after hormone receptor positive breast cancer augments the likelihood of a recurrence.

FACT: Soy research has been double-edged through the years since it has the capacity to mimic estrogens, as well as blocking other estrogens. In lieu of these facts, natural soy products such as milk, sprouts, and tofu seem safe to consume and provide significant health benefits, while replacing animal sources. However, heavy concentration dosages of soy such as powders, pills, and supplements should be avoided by people diagnosed with hormonal receptive breast cancer. 2 - MYTH TWO: My deodorant gave me breast cancer! FACT: No evidence has ever appeared to prove this! 3 - MYTH THREE: If I’ve had a mastectomy, I can't have a recurrence. FACT: A bilateral mastectomy reduces breast cancer recurrence drastically since most of your breast tissue has been removed. But, there is a tiny chance the breast tissue or cancer cells can reappear on the chest wall. See your doctor on a timely basis, continue self-checking and report an
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