It is possible that the main title of the report Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Some studies show that eating soy may decrease the risk of having breast cancer.
Taking soy supplements in the form of powders or pills has not been shown to prevent breast cancer.
Adding soy foods to the diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer has not been shown to keep the breast cancer from coming back.
Soy has substances in it that act like estrogen in the body. Studies were done to find out how soy affects breast cancer in patients who have tumors that need estrogen to grow. Some studies have shown that soy foods are safe for women with breast cancer when eaten in moderate amounts as part of a healthy diet.
If you are a breast cancer survivor be sure to check the most up-to-date information when deciding whether to include soy in your diet.
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