Can breast cancer patients take collagen? While there is some research indicating the potential for collagen to slow metastasis, there is not enough evidence to recommend taking supplements after a cancer diagnosis or during treatment. Patients should always consult with their physician before taking any supplement, as some can interfere with treatment.
What collagen causes breast cancer? A type III collagen (Col3)–deficient microenvironment promotes breast cancer cell proliferation and inhibits cell death.
Can collagen increase tumor growth? Collagen can promote cancer cell growth and migration, but recent studies have shown that collagens can also affect the function and phenotype of various types of tumor-infiltrating immune cells such as tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and T cells.
Does collagen increase estrogen levels? So far, research hasn’t shown that collagen supplements increase or decrease estrogen production.