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Nutritional Therapies- DCIS

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“Substantial experimental studies indicated that many dietary natural products could affect the development and progression of breast cancer, such as soy, pomegranate, mangosteen, citrus fruits, apple, grape, mango, cruciferous vegetables, ginger, garlic, black cumin, edible macro-fungi, and cereals.”

If you’ve been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in-situ or DCIS, you have been told that it is not breast cancer but you may be nervous about a future diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. In other words, if you are like me, I can understand things logically about surviving different diagnoses yet be emotional about my fears. I mean, we all are human, ya know?

According to BreastCancer.org, while DCIS is not invasive, it can increase the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis. Your challenge then, will be to figure out what therapies, conventional or non-conventional, may reduce your risk of a breast cancer diagnosis.

According to several studies linked in the posts listed in the “Recommended Reading” section below, there are many evidence-based but non-toxic nutritional, supplement and lifestyle therapies that can reduce your risk of a breast cancer diagnosis if you’ve been diagnosed with DCIS.

I am a long-term survivor of a completely different cancer. I recommend nutritional, supplementation and lifestyle therapies for the management of cancer because these non-toxic therapies have helped me remain in complete remission from my own “incurable” cancer since early 1994.

For more information scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thanks and hang in there,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Dietary Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females worldwide. Several epidemiological studies suggested the inverse correlation between the intake of vegetables and fruits and the incidence of breast cancer.

Substantial experimental studies indicated that many dietary natural products could affect the development and progression of breast cancer, such as soy, pomegranate, mangosteen, citrus fruits, apple, grape, mango, cruciferous vegetables, ginger, garlic, black cumin, edible macro-fungi, and cereals.

Their anti-breast cancer effects involve various mechanisms of action, such as downregulating ER-α expression and activity, inhibiting proliferation, migration, metastasis and angiogenesis of breast tumor cells, inducing apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, and sensitizing breast tumor cells to radiotherapy and chemotherapy…”

Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer by Subtype: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study

Conclusions-Alcohol use may be more strongly associated with risk of hormone-sensitive breast cancers than hormone-insensitive subtypes, suggesting distinct etiologic pathways for these two breast cancer subtypes.

Follow a Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil for its anti-breast cancer characteristics-

Mediterranean Diet and Invasive Breast Cancer Risk Among Women at High Cardiovascular Risk in the PREDIMED TrialA Randomized Clinical Trial

“Conclusions and Relevance  This is the first randomized trial finding an effect of a long-term dietary intervention on breast cancer incidence. Our results suggest a beneficial effect of a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil in the primary prevention of breast cancer. These results come from a secondary analysis of a previous trial and are based on few incident cases and, therefore, need to be confirmed in longer-term and larger studies…”

Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals

“Ontario-grown red onions are the most effective at killing colon and breast cancer cells (DCIS?) compared to other types of onions, reports a new study. This is because of the onions’ high levels of quercetin and anthocyanin. As part of this project, the researchers are also the first to develop a non-toxic way to extract quercetin from onions making it more suitable for consumption…”

Prolonged Nightly Fasting Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer Return

“Not eating in the evening and at night could reduce the risk for recurrence of breast cancer, according to a new study published online March 31 in JAMA Oncology.

In a cohort of 2400 women with early-stage breast cancer, researchers found that fasting less than 13 hours per night was associated with a 36% higher risk for disease recurrence as compared with fasting 13 or more hours per night.

A nonsignificant 22% higher risk for mortality from any cause was also observed among patients who fasted for shorter periods in comparison with those who fasted for 13 hours or more overnight.

“Prolonging the overnight fasting interval may be a simple, nonpharmacological strategy for reducing a person’s risk of breast cancer recurrence and even other cancers,” said first author Catherine Marinac

Drink coffee to protect against breast cancer recurrence-

Coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence, detailed findings confirm

“Coffee helps to protect against breast cancer, a number of research studies have shown. A new study is added to that research, confirming that coffee inhibits the growth of tumors and reduces the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with the drug tamoxifen…”

Novel medicinal mushroom blend suppresses growth and invasiveness of human breast cancer cells

“MycoPhyto® Complex (MC), a novel medicinal mushroom blend which consists of a blend of mushroom mycelia from the species Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis, Coriolus versicolor, Ganoderma lucidum, Grifola frondosa and Polyporus umbellatus, and β-1,3-glucan isolated from the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae…

The potency of MC to inhibit invasiveness of breast cancer cells is linked to the suppression of secretion of the urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) from MDA-MB-231 cells.

In conclusion, the MC dietary supplement could have potential therapeutic value in the treatment of invasive human breast cancer…”

Citrus Fruit Intake and Breast Cancer Risk: A Quantitative Systematic Review

“Results-Six case-control studies out of five articles were eligible. Overall summary OR showed a 10% reduction in risk of breast cancer associated with high intake of citrus fruits (summary OR, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.85-0.96; p<0.001); results were consistent across the studies (I2=0). Visual inspection of the results did not suggest a publication bias.

Conclusion-Pooled results from observational studies showed an inverse association between citrus fruits intake and the risk of breast cancer…”

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