Topic: Supplements with Chemo?
After my brother was diagnosed, we did some research on foods and supplements with anti-cancer properties. The Sloan-Kettering website has a great on-line glossary.
His doctors were OK with most of the diet changes (although they were skeptical of the benefit). They suggested that he NOT take ANY supplements during chemo. As a compromise, my brother has only been taking his supplements during his off-weeks from chemo.
He is taking Ave Ultra, Essaic tea, mushroom extracts, citrus pectin and turmeric (circumin) and quercetin. So far he has had very few side effects from his chemo and got a 25% reduction in the area of the tumor, just from the first round.
I have seen some doctors on-line that say that it is actaully better to take supplements during chemo when they are most effective and may also reduce side effects.
Does anyone have any experience with this issue?