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Essiac Side Effects
Yes, but not Essiac: Being a pediatric oncologist, we cure ~80% of children with cancer. I have to admit I do know the adult data well enough to quote a number, but it is much lower. There is absolutely no scientific data to support essiac as a treatment for cancer. See http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/essiac/patient/page1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does small cyst of morgagni in female go away on it own?If so how long does it take?Does essiac tea help dissolve it?Does this cyst cause infertility?
'No' to above: It's an embryologic remnant, it's been there since before you were born. They do not go away and don't cause fertility issues unless they become large. Large ones may twist or rupture and need surgical removal. Tea does not affect them in any way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe to try but...: Essiac tea is based on a native american herbal blend popularized by rene caisse, a canadian nurse, as a natural treatment for cancer. Whether it helps cancer is controversial, but these are safe herbs that help to stimulate immune function ; may help infections (though this is also unproven)- see http://essiacinfo.Org/essiac.Html you can try it, but there are remedies better proven-see comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have metastasis breast cancer and I am on anastrazole. My question is if i take essiac tea would it be interfere my treatment with anastrazole?
Herbal medicine: Essaic tea was studied at memorial sloan kettering back in 1959, and at the nih in the eighties both results were against scientific evidence that it works. But, it accelerate the destruction of the hormanl treatment and the chemotherapeutic agents when used along so ladies will not benefit from the medicine given to them. My advise stick to the evidence based medicine and get away from folk medi. ...Read more
Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more
CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more