It is fairly common for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to develop side effects that can lead to weight loss, dehydration, diarrhea or constipation. Diminished appetite and taste changes (i.e. certain foods may lose their ... [Read More]
Supplements and Botanicals
In this section, you will learn about various supplements and botanical compounds that can help in the management of side effects, symptoms and nutritional support.
Studies indicate that one-third of cancer patients take combinations of medications (both prescribed and non-prescription/over-the-counter drugs) that place them at risk of potentially dangerous interactions. (Read More Here) This number may ... [Read More]
In a study presented, in June 2010, (at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting), investigators report a 69% response rate (reduction in lymphocyte count by >/=20% or a 50% reduction in lymph node size) in patients with a common ... [Read More]
An excellent study (published in May 2010, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute) demonstrates that shark cartilage is NOT an effective treatment for cancer. This study was conducted to evaluate the potential survival benefit of adding a ... [Read More]
I was no fan of broccoli when I was a kid. My mom used to have to serve it to me with melted cheese just so that I would eat it. Fortunately my taste has evolved and I love it now. Breast Cancer: In a recent study, investigators discovered that a ... [Read More]