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Herbal risk to breast cancer patients

Thursday November 14th, 2019

Patients with breast cancer are often tempted to turn to herbal therapies - but they may delay healing and interfere with treatments, a European conference will hear today.

Many treatments, including popular herbal teas, may interfere with the healing of wounds after surgery, including feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginseng, hawthorn and horse chestnut, a Portuguese expert tells the Advanced Breast Cancer Fifth International Consensus Conference (ABC5) in Lisbon.

Professor Maria João Cardoso, head breast surgeon at the Champalimaud Cancer Centre and a teacher at the Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal, said that patients with breast cancer were particularly likely to resort to topical creams because the disease frequently metastasises to the skin, causing discomfort and distress.

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Male cancer survivors may need hormone boost

Wednesday November 13th, 2019

Young male cancer survivors may benefit from treatment with replacement testosterone, British experts have reported. More

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Wednesday November 13th, 2019

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