A member asked:

Mom was at stage 4 breast cancer, done w chemo and double mastectomy, healing for radiation. natural supplements that will fight or stop/slow spread?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Vasthi Wilson answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Unknown: Good question, but answer is not clear as far as i know. Consider a multivitamin and/or calcium + vitamin d supplement with a healthy diet. Would avoid any types of hormonal supplements and strongly recommend she discontinue smoking. During radiotherapy, avoid high dose/potency antioxidants.

Answered 6/8/2013


Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Healthy eating/exerc: Natural supplements that i would recommend are the daily and ample use plant based foods instead of animal based foods(fats and meats). Encourage her to eat veggies and fruits with each meal...These together should constutute half of her plate of food...This is a good guideline. Daily exercise in the form of walking is also important..Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes, on at least on 5 days a week.

Answered 5/4/2017


Dr. Travis Kidner answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Unclear: There is little data to support the use of supplements in treating cancer.

Answered 4/4/2013



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