Is milk okay for cancer patients?


Question from Emma: Is milk okay for cancer patients? I read somewhere that it isn't? But maybe this is wrong information one gets from the Internet.
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I still consume a small amount of dairy products on a daily basis. It's usually organic yogurt, but again small, reasonable amounts and this is an area where I consider there are some unanswered questions. So I err on the side of caution and stick with organic.
Larissa Korde It's important to note that calcium intake is important. So, if limiting milk intake, it's important to supplement it.
Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. Particularly because osteoporosis is a common outcome for breast cancer survivors.
Larissa Korde And can be a side effect of certain treatments as well.
Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I'll just personally add that I'll be really mad, bummed, if I die of complications of a broken hip due to osteoporosis versus cancer.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Nutrition Through the Holidays. Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answered your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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