Can Phytoestrogens Be Taken with Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: February 20, 2005

Currently I am taking tamoxifen and megace following surgery for breast cancer. In the interests of raising my libido, can I take a supplement containing phytoestrogenic compounds?

Currently, various research evidence shows both that plant estrogens are protective against estrogen-dependent diseases like breast cancer, and that plant estrogens can stimulate the growth of estrogen-dependent tumours. Until there is conclusive clinical evidence, I advise you to avoid phytoestrogens.

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