Soy products

dharmal Member Posts: 17
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I have read that soy products help alleviate hot flashes. Is it OK to consume soy milk, tofu, etc when on Tamoxifen?


  • ktinkey
    ktinkey Member Posts: 170

    You definitely need to check with your oncologist. Each doctor has different rules. Also depends on whether you are pre or postmenopausal. My oncologist allowed me to take Black Cohosh and Soy while I was premenopausal since my ovaries were producing plenty of estrogen anyhow. Now that I am postmenopausal - no. Please follow your doctor's advice. They know your situation. Hope this helps.

    God Bless,
  • cruf
    cruf Member Posts: 908
    Hi! The object of the Tamoxifen is to block the production of estrogen which is what cancer cells live off. Taking soy, which is a phytoestrogen(has similar properties as estrogen) seems to negate the Tamoxifen. I would definately check with your MD. I would say that a little soy once in a while is ok but I wouldn't take too much. Let us know what your MD says. Cathy
  • banker
    banker Member Posts: 317 Member
    Check with your Onc. first. I too thought it was ok. Doc said NO. Hugs Emmi