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Is the shark cartilage a preventative treatment or cure for prostate cancer?|

11 doctors weighed in
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In brief: No

Shark cartilage and other herbal types of medications have never been shown to affect the incidence of the development of prosate cancer.

In brief: No

Shark cartilage and other herbal types of medications have never been shown to affect the incidence of the development of prosate cancer.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Joel Lilly
The most recent study of herbals to prevent prostate cancer looked at 2 promising agents, Vitamin E and Selenium, either alone or in combination. Neither agent alone or in combination did better than placebo. Surprising and disappointing!
Dr. Raja Mudad
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: No

Shark cartilage has been proven to be an ineffective therapy for any cancer.
It has been put to the test by the nci and found to have no beneficial effect.

In brief: No

Shark cartilage has been proven to be an ineffective therapy for any cancer.
It has been put to the test by the nci and found to have no beneficial effect.
Dr. Raja Mudad
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: No evidence

Of benefit...There is no establshed preventitive, despite suggestions for less fat more fruits and vegetables.
It is not a recognized tretament. And it it is also bad for the sharks.

In brief: No evidence

Of benefit...There is no establshed preventitive, despite suggestions for less fat more fruits and vegetables.
It is not a recognized tretament. And it it is also bad for the sharks.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: No proof currently

Shark fin (cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins) has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china.
It has been purported to possess many health benefits but there is a lack of scientific proof at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury.

In brief: No proof currently

Shark fin (cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins) has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china.
It has been purported to possess many health benefits but there is a lack of scientific proof at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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