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Questions on DIM, I3C and Calcium-D-Glucarate
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blueice2013 posted:
After my recent mastectomy. I am thinking to just take some alternative naturopathic products (such as DIM, I3C and Calcium-D-Glucarate), rather than Tamoxifen or chemo, for prevention from recurrence of breast cancer in the future. But I am unsure and also concerned about if these products (DIM, I3C and Calcium-D-Glucarate) are really useful and effective or not. Would those who did take these alternative products for years share their experiences with me? This would be a huge help to me in making this tough decision. Thank you so much in advance.
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georgiagail responded:
It is important to understand that these supplements MAY have some useful purpose in PREVENTING breast cancer but that is not where you are in your stage of life.

I say this as a registered dietitian who has consumed enough fruits and vegetables to fill several large barns over a lifetime as well as breastfeeding my sons for extensive periods of time...and who, this summer, has joined the league of women dealing with breast cancer.

Would I trade my Anastrozole for these products? Not on MY life.

Gail
 
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blueice2013 responded:
Thanks a lot for your input, Gail. Understand, I will take tamox which I resisted to take initially and take those selected products as supplement.
 
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georgiagail replied to blueice2013's response:
Yes; many feel comfortable doing a combination of both traditional and non-traditional choices.

Gail


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