Video: Herbs, Botanicals, and Supplements during Cancer Treatment

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Many herbs, botanicals, and dietary supplements are known to have powerful biological effects, but these effects are not well studied. Integrative medicine specialist Kathleen Wesa advises caution in using herbs and supplements, especially antioxidants, during cancer treatment, as they can counteract the effects of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s integrative medicine specialists are available for consultations on best complementary therapy practices.