Michael I. Goldberg, MD
- obstetrics & gynecology
Location and Office HoursMagliaro & Goldberg MDs
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Health Net
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Saint Peter's University Hospital
How should I change my diet if I'm taking tamoxifen for breast cancer?
HealthyWomen answeredThe goal for people who have had breast cancer and/or are taking tamoxifen is to avoid a diet high in phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are substances that occur naturally in plants and foods like legumes, fruits and vegetables and cereal bran. More than 300 foods have been found to contain some level of these substances. Depending on the source (both food or supplement) and its preparation, the phytoestrogen content of similar products can vary widely. Studies have found that genistein, a type of phytoestrogen, prevents the tumor suppressive action of tamoxifen. Additionally, because phytoestrogens can cause tissue growth, women who have had breast cancer are cautioned against ingesting large amounts of these compounds.
Are there alternative treatments for thyroid cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Many people diagnosed with thyroid cancer use some form of alternative medicine. Some of the most popular alternative treatments include nutritional supplements, vitamins, and other diet or nutrition plans. Other popular treatments usually address the psychological and spiritual aspects of thyroid cancer. Such treatments may include meditation, yoga, prayer, and support groups. Overall, maintaining a healthy lifestyle in whatever way you can-through diet, exercise, and sleep-is a good idea no matter what treatment you choose.
What do treatment options for prostate cancer depend upon?
The Mount Sinai Health System answeredThe treatment options for prostate cancer are contingent on the following factors:
- the stage of the cancer, whether it affects only part of the prostate, the whole prostate, or has spread to other areas of the body;
- the patient's overall state-of-health and age;
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- whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or whether it is a reoccurrence.