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Cancer Fighting Herbs Sparks NV

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.

Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital
(775) 636-7855
700 Baring Blvd.
Sparks, NV
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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(775) 358-6880
700 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

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(775) 356-5524
2205 Glendale Ave Ste 117
Sparks, NV

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(775) 826-1212
1990 S Virginia St
Reno, NV

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(775) 747-1211
3653 Kings Row
Reno, NV

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(775) 827-3033
855 East Peckham Lane
Reno, NV
 
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(888) 872-4959
700 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

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(775) 356-8323
2405 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV

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(775) 826-1212
1990 S Virginia St
Reno, NV

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(775) 746-0333
4871 Summit Ridge Dr
Reno, NV

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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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