Dietary supplement use in cancer care: help or harm.

@article{Hardy2008DietarySU,
  title={Dietary supplement use in cancer care: help or harm.},
  author={Mary Lee Hardy},
  journal={Hematology/oncology clinics of North America},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          581-617, vii
        }
}
Conventional wisdom generally recommends complete avoidance of all dietary supplements, especially during chemotherapy and radiation. This interdiction persists, in spite of high rates of dietary supplement use by patients throughout all phases of cancer care, and can result in patients' perceptions of physicians as negative, thus leading to widespread nondisclosure of use. A review of the clinical literature shows that some evidence for harm does exist; however, data also exist that show… CONTINUE READING
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