Article


Points to Consider When Using Herbal Supplements in Cancer Patients

Miguel Valdivia

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Accdon, USA

Dr. Miguel Valdivia, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Accdon, USA

Keywords: Herbal Supplements; Colon Cancer; Chemotherapy

Abstract

Herbal supplements are being increasingly recognized as useful complementary treatments for cancer patients. These types of supplements are widely used by those recently diagnosed with cancer, in current treatment, and long-term survivors. The most common reasons for using herbal supplements are the ability to help oneself, boost the immune system, provide more energy, and help prevent cancer recurrence [1]. During cancer treatment, the use of the herbal supplement can help to decrease and alleviate symptoms caused by chemotherapy, while supporting the body in its recovery period.
Herbal supplements are generally self-prescribed; this could pose a problem because consumers are unable to make truly informed decisions about their use since most information available in the media and on the internet is misleading [2]. It is not uncommon that manufacturers overstate herbal supplements efficacy and minimizes their potential toxic effects. When properly combined with conventional chemotherapy treatment, certain herbs may help people to live longer, decrease chemotherapy side effects, and help to prevent cancer recurrence [3]. However, due to possible interactions with anticancer medication, it is imperative that patients considering using herbals supplement should consult with their treating physician first.

View Full Text | Download PDF

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Total Articles Published

5
6
1


Track Your Article







Highlights


Cient Periodique is a ‘Gold’ open access publisher that aspires to offer absolute free, unrestricted access to the valuable research information

We welcome all the eminent authors to submit your valuable paper

Cient Periodique invites the participation of honourable Editors and Authors

CPQ Journals provide Certificates for publication

Cient Periodique also offers memberships for potential Authors

Best Articles will be appreciated with the provision of corresponding Certificate