Liver cleansing while on chemo?

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Question from Heyjude: Would you recommend a Chinese medicine for someone on chemo to cleanse the liver?
Answers - Raymond Chang No. Cleaning the liver, assuming the liver is dirty, is not a traditional Chinese function. It's a modern superstition I think: the idea that there's a dirty liver that needs to be cleaned.

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