Can Protandim Be Taken Along With Tamoxifen?
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First of all congratulations on completing your breast cancer surgery and entering the surveillance phase. Your doctor has recommended tamoxifen in order to significantly reduce the risk for recurrence of your breast cancer. Studies suggest that use of tamoxifen can decrease your risk for recurrent cancer by up to 50 percent.
regarding any type of medication that promotes antioxidant effect the general rule of thumb in the field of oncology is to avoid these particular types of supplements.
The general thinking is that just as you're healthy cells use antioxidants to heal or repair cellular damage, I cancer so can in fact do the same thing. This might contribute to resistance to cancer directed therapy. For this reason most oncologist will recommend against using antioxidant therapy or any type of product that does promote antioxidant production.
I would recommend that you also ask your oncologist for his or her opinion regarding this particular and interesting topic.
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