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    Is Arimidex a hormone blocker?

Posted on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 in Cancer
Question: My sister is taking arimidex for breast cancer...it is a hormone blocker. What should she be eating; so many foods have estrogen in them. Thanks
Answered by Dr. Monish De 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
She can eat grapes, tomatoes, walnuts ,mustard, cherries and cranberries

Detailed Answer:

Since your sister is taking arimidex for breast cancer which contains anastrozole she can eat foods such as broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, grapes, tomatoes,walnuts , mustard, cherries and cranberries



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
Follow up: Dr. Monish De 2 hours later
When I said she is using arimidex I meant anastrozole. Is there a difference?
Also, Is there anything she shouldn't eat. Can you recommend any books.


Answered by Dr. Monish De 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should avoid foods such as peanut oil, safflower oil, soybean oil

Detailed Answer:

Anastrozole and arimidex are same.

You should avoid foods such as peanut oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, soybean paste, soy protein and sunflower oil.

You can read Realising the Need for an Oral Selective Aromatase Inhibitor by W. Jonat and M.Kaufmann

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