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A 52-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take fish oil, ie cod liver oil, omega 3 if you have had breast cancer?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
These are generally : To enhance the "good" lipids in your body. Breast cancer patients may be advised to avoid substances that may contain estrogens. No correlation here, ok to use.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Tell the Surgeon: Be sure to tell your surgeon about these. These supplements increase your chances of bleeding and can increase the complication rate with biopsies and with surgery.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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