Herbs to avoid with Herceptin?


Question from Mwhite: I am on Herceptin. Are there any herbs I should not be taking?
Answers - Raymond Chang I don't know of any herbs that are contraindicated because of Herceptin. But I think there are herbs which certain breast cancer patients should not be taking. I do not have a specific compound that is contraindicated based on Herceptin as a drug. However, every patient is different. Each individual breast cancer patient has herbs that she should not take. Only her Chinese medical doctor could tell her what those were.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Traditional Chinese MedicineRaymond Chang, M.D. and moderator Beth Baughman Dupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about how to discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with your cancer doctor.

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