Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'
 

Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard.
Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads.
Surgeon Prof Maria Joao Cardoso, said there was no evidence that herbal therapies or creams worked.
If in doubt, it was best not to take anything, she said.
"Doctors need to be more proactive about asking their patients what else they are taking when they are being treated for cancer," Prof Cardoso,... read more

 
17 November 2019 in Health, Views: 9
Source: BBC
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