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Green Tea (EGCG) inhibits a relapse of breast cancer.
Chemotherapy and radiation cause a host of short, long-term and late-stage side effects for BC patients. Everyone knows this. While I am as against toxic therapy as any cancer survivor I admit that there are instances when a managed amount of toxic therapy may be needed.
Knowing that toxic therapy cause short, long-term and late-stage side effects and that they are your last resort put evidence-based non-toxic therapies that reduce the risk of BC relapse into focus.
Green tea extract will not prevent a relapse of hormone receptor-negative breast cancer but it will inhibit it from returning. If you have been diagnosed with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer and have undergone conventional induction therapy- or done the initial therapy prescribed by your onc, you may be wondering what to do next.
I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. I supplement with Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract to inhibit my own cancer relapsing. This brand has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com. I recommend that you supplement with Green Tea Extract as well. While drinking green tea is BC protective I take a green tea extract supplement to greatly increase the number of polyphenols that get into my system. A cup or two of tea just can’t get enough of the good stuff into your body.
Eat more fruits and veggies, exercise moderately, lose any extra weight that you might have and supplement with green tea extract every day.
Do you have breast cancer? What stage? Have you undergone therapy? Please scroll down the page, post a comment or question and I will reply to you ASAP.
“we discuss the effect of green tea components on breast cancer by reviewing epidemiological studies, animal model studies, and clinical trials. At last, we discuss the mechanisms by which green tea components suppress the development and recurrence of breast cancer…
In addition to these mechanisms discussed in breast cancer, there are other multiple mechanisms presented in colon, lung, prostate, ovarian and other cancers. It can be expected that further in-depth research on each of these specific mechanisms will uncover more details of the action of green tea in breast cancer prevention and therapy…”
“Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women and several factors are involved in its onset. Green tea (GT) has been shown to have potential beneficial effects on different types of cancer.
The aim of this review was to evaluate the association between GT regular consumption and risk of BC in women. The risk of BC recurrence and risk of BC in relation to menopausal status were also evaluated.
A literature search of PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science was conducted. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed to perform the systematic review and meta-analysis.
Full texts were downloaded for 40 studies; however, only 13 records were included in the meta-analysis. Eight were cohort studies and five were case-control studies.
The pooled sample consisted of 163,810 people. An inverse statistically significant relationship between GT and BC risk, with an Odds Ratio (OR) = 0.85 ((95% CI = 0.80–0.92), p = 0.000)), was found. Egger’s linear regression test did not show a potential publication bias (intercept 0.33, t = 0.40, p = 0.695), which was also confirmed by the symmetry of the funnel plot.
Moreover, no high statistical heterogeneity (Chi2 = 31.55, df = 13, I2 = 58.79%, p = 0.003) was found. The results of this meta-analysis showed a potential protective effect of GT consumption on BC, especially for BC recurrence…”