Potential of chemotherapy–herb interactions in adult cancer patients

  title={Potential of chemotherapy–herb interactions in adult cancer patients},
  author={J. McCune and A. Hatfield and A. Blackburn and Patricia O. Leith and R. Livingston and G. Ellis},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  • J. McCune, A. Hatfield, +3 authors G. Ellis
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Goals of workThe purpose of this study was to examine the specific herbs or vitamins (HV) used by patients receiving chemotherapy. Specifically, the following aspects were investigated: (1) HV use among adult cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, (2) the frequency of potential chemotherapy–HV interactions, (3) communication patterns between oncologists and their cancer patients taking HV, and (4) patients’ reactions to two hypothetical scenarios of chemotherapy–HV interactions.Patients and… CONTINUE READING

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