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Is it safe to take herbal therapies while undergoing conventional cancer treatment?

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  • Athlete's Choice Massage says:

    Very interesting article! Very informative the specific examples you use of how certain supplements interact with cancer treatments. However, I’m curious as to the difference between the approval and regulatory process between prescriptions medications and herbal supplements though? The government of Canada website indicates that herbal supplements are regulated quite closely so the ingredients should be accurate to what is described on the label. What are your thoughts on this?

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Paul Taylor is a health journalist and former Patient Navigation Advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he provided advice and answered questions from patients and their families. Paul will continue to write occasional columns for Healthy Debate.