To be safe, Jennifer Mukai all but eliminated soy from her diet after being told she had breast cancer in May 2009.
Being of Japanese descent and also health conscious, the Seattle interior designer says she was eating a lot of soy in various forms before her diagnosis.
“I drank about three-quarters of a cup of soy milk in my coffee twice a day and ate tofu and edamame [soy beans] pretty regularly,” the 44-year-old tells WebMD. “I was also probably getting quite a bit of soy in the meat-substitute...
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): This is a precancerous condition also called Stage 0
breast cancer. It is noninvasive and is confined to the ducts. Almost all women who have DCIS can be successfully treated. The
best way to detect DCIS is with a mammogram.
Infiltrating (invasive) ductal carcinoma (IDC): This cancer starts in a milk duct, breaks through the
wall of the duct, and invades the fatty tissue of the breast. From there, it
can spread to other parts of the body. IDC is the most common type of breast
cancer, accounting for nearly 80% of cases.
Infiltrating (invasive) lobular carcinoma (ILC): This cancer
starts in the mammary, or milk, glands (lobules) and can spread to other parts
of the body. About 10% of breast cancers are this type.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
June 28, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 28, 2011
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