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Dietary Supplements Help Improve Quality Of Life For Cancer Patients

October 28, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Cancer patients who use dietary supplements need to tell their doctors about what they are taking, even if the doctors are indifferent or negative toward supplements. According to a recent scientific article, U.S. researchers admit that they really don’t know a lot about the effectiveness of dietary supplements – vitamins, minerals, herbs and other botanicals -- in cancer care. But many patients use self-selected forms of complimentary and integrative medicine, like dietary supplements, when dealing with their illness. Doctors treating cancer need to be aware that patients use supplements not to cure their disease but “to feel hopeful, empower themselves, enhance the body's natural defenses, use less toxic treatments, or reduce side effects of mainstream treatments”. 
Moshe Frenkel et al., "The Use of Dietary Supplements in Oncology. ", Current Oncology Reports, October 28, 2014, © Springer US
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