Potential of chemotherapy–herb interactions in adult cancer patients

  title={Potential of chemotherapy–herb interactions in adult cancer patients},
  author={Jeannine McCune and Amy J. Hatfield and Anne A. R. Blackburn and Patricia O. Leith and Robert B. Livingston and Georgiana K. Ellis},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
The 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. Adult cancer patients… CONTINUE READING

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