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Cancer Fighting Herbs Phenix City AL

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.

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Amalsadvala, Tannaz, Dvm - Crawford Road Animal Hospital
(334) 298-3489
3106 Us Highway 80 W
Phenix City, AL

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All Cats Clinic
(706) 571-9099
6320 Bradley Park Dr
Columbus, GA

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St Francis Veterinary Hospital PC
(706) 323-8316
1916 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA

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Animal General Hospital Inc
(706) 568-4848
3576 Macon Rd
Columbus, GA

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Companion Animal Hospital
(334) 297-2316
3720 Us Highway 431 N
Phenix City, AL

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Double Churches Animal Clinic
(706) 322-3232
1290 Double Churches Rd # E
Columbus, GA

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Clardy, Matt, Dvm - Northside Animal Hospital
(706) 324-0333
5360 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA

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2nd Avenue Animal Hospital
(706) 507-7297
4025 2nd Avenue
Columbus, GA
 
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(706) 561-1171
4338 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA

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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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