View Full Version : Soy isoflavone use for those on anastrozole

10-19-2010, 10:21 AM
Positive effect of soy isoflavones on bc patients taking adjuvant anastrozole:

http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/abstract/cmaj.091298v1?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Xinmei+Kang+&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=date&resourcetype=HWCIT (http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/abstract/cmaj.091298v1?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Xinmei+Kang+&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=date&resourcetype=HWCIT)

The study didn't separate out patients by age or menopausal status, but supposedly AI's are only prescribed for menopausal patients. However, remembering my earlier thread (below) I wonder if those who are only marginally menopausal would still best avoid it. The vast majority of breast cancer patients ARE over age 55 but I don't know how many of them are HR+.