Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Questions on DIM, I3C and Calcium-D-Glucarate
avatar
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.
Reply
 
avatar
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
 
avatar
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.
 
avatar
georgiagail replied to blueice2013's response:
Yes; many feel comfortable doing a combination of both traditional and non-traditional choices.

Gail


Helpful Tips

Alternative consumer self-test device for early detection of breast cancer?
This may be an interesting personalized alternative for early detection to then be verified through Breast MRI/Mammography: Eclipse, ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 1 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Breast Cancer Center