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Herbal and Nutritional Supplements

Herbal and Nutritional Supplements

The inclusion of various herbal and nutritional supplements into the daily health routine of individuals has been conclusively linked to better health and overall wellness. Many people choose to supplement the foods that they eat with additional vitamins and minerals. For cancer patients, like those with mesothelioma cancer, the implementation of specified herbal and nutritional enhancements can be a very integral part of their treatment plan. The supplements that a cancer patient may take can often strengthen their immune system and contribute to their overall wellness.

Many cancer patients, including those who suffer from mesothelioma, may experience debilitating side effects as a result of traditional malignant mesothelioma cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation. These side effects include a decrease in iron and protein levels within the body, as well as fatigue and other unfortunate consequences. Several clinical studies show that cancer patients can benefit greatly from the intake of various herbal and nutritional supplements and that the implementation of these supplements may actually boost cell resistance and promote cell regeneration. Additionally, cancer patients that couple the intake of nutritional supplements with chemotherapy have shown increased responses to cancer treatments.

Informational Video

In this video, Dr. Jack West talks about the vitamins that have shown to be helpful to Mesothelioma patients. Taking the right vitamins in the right doses can help recuse normal cells in patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Vitamins and Supplements for Mesothelioma Patients

As with all alternative treatments, cancer patients must discuss the inclusion of nutritional and herbal supplements with their physician before beginning a new treatment regimen.


American Cancer Society - Nutrition for People With Cancer

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