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Decisions on food vex cancer patient

I have breast cancer, ER positive. I am told to stay away from soy. There is soy lichen in everything; plus now I find out that antioxidant, berries, vitamin C, all have things that produce estrogen. I don’t need that. What to eat is becoming overwhelming. Any answers would be appreciated.

Depending on medication used to treat your cancer, you should discuss this with your oncologist at your next visit. He/she may believe that the benefits of some of these foods may outweigh the small additional risk of estrogenic stimulation.

Dr. David Watkins practices family medicine for Parkview Physicians Group in Angola. “Ask the Doctor” is a health column by doctors from Parkview Physicians Group. Send questions to Terri Richardson at The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or email Please put “Ask the Doctor” for the subject line.