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    Bengal asked a questionBreast Cancer

    For those with ER+ breast cancer diagnosis re: soy in everything these days

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      legaljen1969

      @Ashera, never mind. I just looked some of it up. Wow!! There truly is soy in almost everything. I am going to be having a major change in my nutrition. I think I am going to have to throw out almost everything in my kitchen.
      I know healthcare is expensive, but so is eating completely soy free. One of the sites I saw had eggs @$9.95/dozen in 2017. I can only imagine they are closer to $12 now. Nothing is inexpensive for sure. I think my grocery budget is going to increase 500-700%. I guess I better get a second job. LOL

      6 months ago
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      MarcieB

      You know, we could scare ourselves to pieces if we aren't careful. (!) I never really thought that much about it, but now I just checked my favorite chocolate bar and sure enough - soy lecithin. What the XXX is soy lecithin? Even my popcorn cake, that is topped with dk chocolate has soy lecithin on the label (probably in the chocolate). I have to admit it kind of freaks me. So I just re-read ChicagoSandy's post and am relieved to note it was not one of the first four ingredients...still...I never realized it was ever there. I think balance is the key here - fresh food and splurge every once in a while with chocolate (for the soul). When you think about it, it's the best way to go anyway. I suspect the worry and anxiety about what we are ingesting could be more harmful than a few soy lecithins here and there. ;-)

      6 months ago
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      Ashera (Best Answer!)

      Just this morning, heard something on a food show that made a bunch of sense to me : "If you look at the ingredients on the label of something...and there are items listed on that label, that you could not go to the shelves and find by themselves, why would you let the food manufacturer put it into your food?" Back to my statement about trying to eat single ingredient - real - foods.

      6 months ago
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    Bengal asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Possible skin cancer???

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      Ashera

      Good luck Bengal! You and I seem to run on the same train schedule when it comes to tests! Next week is my 5 yr 3D mammo. there's a nice little clinic minutes away from me that I discovered I could do my big labs and...they do the 3D scans. I've been in once for a thyroid blood draw and felt safe there.
      I there learned my oncologist and entire cancer dept moved out of St Joe's hospital right after I had my 6 month check early March. They moved the entire dept into an older clinic what only has drs offices....no urgent, or ED - so no chance of covid air in the elevators. All right in the door, temp, questions - then 20 feet through another door and it opens right into the cancer dept. So my face/face real visit with my beloved oncologist will be the next day after my mammo and labs.
      So...I'm doing the high-anxiety, extra lorezapam pre week scananxiety. This is the 5 yr mark with no AIs or Tamoxefen. Triple positive..

      Anyway - about your weirdness on your face. Glad you're getting a biopsy. I developed a quarter size...thing on my forearm after chemo. told it was nothing - 'urticaria of unknown origin' - compounded steroid type of cream to rub on forever. Crusty, peeled, never went really down or away. 2nd dermo visit with more concern for my hair that didn't come back (Taxotere) and he said the lesion on my arm sometimes takes a long while to heal. I started using argan oil, and pretty much anything. I'm in MN so winter is hard on all skin so I seriously watched this spot. I was going this year to see the dermotologist again - please do a biopsy? But Covid made me rethink a lot of ideas I had. It's no worse - just...there.

      Anyway - much positive everything being sent to you for your upcoming fun stuff! Please post so I know the outcome, I will as well!

      4 months ago
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      Lorie

      Ashera, I had my 5 yr. 2 weeks ago. Same train....no Al's or tamox. I know the anxiety. Turned out clean. Yours can too. Waiting to hear that of yours.

      4 months ago
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      Ashera

      Thank you Lorie! I'll post next week.

      4 months ago