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Can I Take Vitamin D While On Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Im taking letrozole for breast cancer. My doctor also prescibed vitamin d, mecobalamin and iron tablets. What is the right time to take the calc, vi.
Starndard treatments: Standard treatments for breast cancer are based upon the stage (extent of confinement versus spread) of the disease. Treatments can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted drug therapy to interact with specific proteins on cells. I do not know about vitamin therapy for breast cancer. ...Read more
Please tell me, could you tell me 3 ways used to treat breast cancer and one weird alternative i.E vitamin d?
As for other cancers: Surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. If you use vitamin d as an "alternative" to all three of these, you're a dead fool. Vitamin d deficiency might put a woman at greater risk for breast cancer (it does have some potent effects on cell growth) but as a treatment, i don't think so. New biologicals such as herceptin, and taxols, might be placed apart from chemo. Tumor lymphocytes are a novel rx. ...Read more
. My wife took 9 inj doxytaxel+ carboplatin for treatment of breast cancer. And vitamin d level in her is only 8. Pls advice how to get perfect level?
Ask ur doc: Vitamin d deficiency is quite common due to inadequate sun exposure. Although we give steroids with docetaxil but the doses and frequency is not enough to cause metabolic bone disease. Vitamind d deficiency can be corrected by supplement with high doses for few weeks to restore normal levels followed by maintenance doses to keep it at normal level. A calcium supplement should also be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An 18 year old had three abdominal cts. Is it possible for an 18 year old male, with no family history or risk factors other than vitamin d defficiency, to get breast cancer?
Are there any specific food to take and to avoid while in chemotherapy for breast cancer in stage 3. Age is 60 yrs and vegetarian.
Dear doctor .. Can I use kelp supplement of GNC trademark during chemotherapy for breast cancer ER+ /PR+ -HER2-, and is it safe to take wheat germ oil?
Should be safe but:: Nutritional support has been shown to both reduce the toxicity and improve effectiveness of chemotherapy. This should be safe but since I don't know which meds you will be given check this chart to be sure: http://tinyurl.com/lnmoojl Also see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17283738 and http://tinyurl.com/l9pdmjd A healthy diet is important too. See http://tinyurl.com/ov7zsq3 Good luck! ...Read more
Eat right: You should discuss this with your medical oncologist. It is important to eat right and exercise during chemotherapy, and you can often get everything you need from a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and low in saturated fats. But be careful taking too many supplements, as some may interfere with the effectiveness of chemotherapy. ...Read more
My friend is diagnosed with breast cancer & went for surgery. Is now under chemotherapy. Can she take graviola tree products alongside? Side effects?
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