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Cancer Fighting Herbs Huntington WV

In truth, herbs and supplements can often improve well-being and even outcomes when given appropriately. When administered injudiciously, however, they risk lowering the therapeutic value of chemotherapy and radiation.

Tri-State Veterinary Hospital
(304) 525-8387
6474 Merritts Crk Rd
Huntington, WV
 
Ayers Animal Hospital
(304) 529-6049
1514 Norway Ave
Huntington, WV

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Tambling, Fred R, Dvm - Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

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Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

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Martin Veterinary Clinic
(606) 324-8036
1426 Grandview Dr
Ashland, KY

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Equine Medical Ctr
(740) 867-0066
764 County Road 31
Chesapeake, OH

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Proctorville Animal Clinic
(740) 886-9424
6129 County Road 107
Proctorville, OH

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Olson Animal Hospital
(304) 736-1677
5980 Us Route 60 E
Barboursville, WV

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Help For Animals Inc
(304) 736-8555
1 Humane Way
Barboursville, WV

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Dyer, Mike, Dvm - Ashland Animal Clinic
(606) 324-2984
3101 13th St
Ashland, KY

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Herb-Drug Interactions for Cancer

The high-stakes drama in the news this spring told the tale of a teen with cancer leaving town with his mother, who wanted him to have alternative treatment instead of court-ordered chemotherapy. 1 , 2

The panoply of cures peddled for both human and veterinary cancer patients can end up consuming the most limited resources: time and money. People’s allegiance sometimes splits between the tried and true and the too good to –be true. Many pick the middle ground of choosing both, hoping to offset the envisioned misery of chemotherapy with feel-good supplements.

All too often, however, fact-based information about supplements and cancer becomes buried in the chaos of the Internet.

In truth, herbs and supplements can often improve well-being and even outcomes when given appropriately. When administered injudiciously, however, they risk lowering the therapeutic value of chemotherapy and radiation. 3 The oft-touted garlic, for example, induces the P-glycoprotein drug efflux transport system to aid the body in ridding itself of perceived toxins such as chemotherapeutics. 4

In addition, antioxidants can counter the pro-oxidant effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and plant-derived anticoagulants can predispose patients to unexpected bleeding.

Antioxidants
Megadose vitamin regimens occupy center stage in the alternative cancer therapy world. An antioxidant/pro-oxidant interaction may alter expected outcomes usually obtained with chemotherapy alone, such as...

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