| Chemo-protective drugs |
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of benefit or absence of risk.
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- systemic treatment with a variety of chemical
- is commonly used to treat patients with lymphomas and other cancers.
For lymphomas, chemotherapies are often particularly effective.
a quality of some drugs, foods, or lifestyles that may protect
healthy tissue from the toxic effects of anticancer drugs, or carcinogens
in the environment.
and see Diet & Exercise
Chemo-enhancement: a property
of some drugs, foods, or lifestyles that may increase the
effectiveness of anticancer drugs by increasing uptake of the
drugs into cancer cells, or making the cells more sensitive to the
Note: it is always possible that interventions with
chemo-protective & -enhancing properties may have unintended
adverse consequences when used when receiving treatments. Only
well- designed clinical trials can provide the data for informed
IMPORTANT: Discussion of the use of
supplements with your physicians is particularly important when
The purpose of this page is to provide links to
reputable sources of information on practices that may protect them
from side effects and/or enhance the effects of chemotherapy. We
hope the summary and sources will assist patients in consultations
with their doctors to make better-informed decisions.
with trade names such as Neumega®,
Neupogen®, and Procrit®
can help to restore blood counts, and protect you from many side
effects associated with chemotherapy. Importantly, these new
therapies can help to keep you on treatment schedule, which could be
important to how effective your treatment will be.
Biologics for details.