Healthy body during chemo?

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Question from Heyjude: I would like to know how you keep your body healthy during chemo. I am going to begin Taxotere for a breast cancer recurrence.
Answers - Raymond Chang There are many things one can do. A lot of it doesn't have to be Chinese medicine. There are so-called tonic herbs that can be taken to help with one's energy. There are many other elements in complementary medicine like supplements, including glutamine which is an amino acid that you can get in the pharmacy. It is increasingly prescribed by mainstream oncologists. It's not a drug and is proven to help in reducing side effects with Taxotere.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Traditional Chinese Medicine featured Raymond Chang, M.D. and moderator Beth Baughman Dupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answering your questions about how to discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with your cancer doctor.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in September 2005.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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