• Just listened to program discussing turmeric. Talked about the benefits for cancer treatment. Anyone have experience with turmeric?

    Asked by 2bbcontinued on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Just listened to program discussing turmeric. Talked about the benefits for cancer treatment. Anyone have experience with turmeric?

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    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      My oncologist recommended against taking it as a supplement. It sure seems to have anticancer activity, but it might make the chemo less effective against the cancer, he said....

      Supplements I took were selenium (protects good cells, makes cancer cells more susceptible), iron, glutamine, vitamin D (it was winter during most of my chemo), and vitamin b12.... I sent a list of possibilities to my onco, and he went through each one... He rejected vitamin E as well as several others.

      Hope that helps... good luck!

      about 5 years ago
    • attypatty's Avatar
      attypatty

      Dear 2bbcontinued:
      I agree with the comments about using turmeric - or takiing any anti-cancer dietary or herbal remedies or supplements during chemotherapy because they can mask tumor cells and reduce the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drugs. But once treatment is finished, turmeric and other dietary changes can help fight cancer from recurring. I have added turmeric to my diet and use it as a spice in many dishes. It' s an easy and delicious thing to do.
      Fight on,
      Attypatty

      about 5 years ago
    • 2bbcontinued's Avatar
      2bbcontinued

      Thank you all for your responses. Certainly have given me food for thought. Will do more investigating.

      about 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      2bbc - GLUTAMINE! that one made it through some clinical trials as a winner. you can buy it as a powder. then, you mix about 10 g in water - swirl - slam! three times per day for the first several days after each chemo. i had very little numbness, and i believe that glutamine helped me in that regard. good luck!

      about 5 years ago

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