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Do probiotics cause a problem while having chemo treatments for ovarian cancer?

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Posted on Wed, 12 May 2021
Question: are probiotics a problem with a person having chemo treatments for ovarian cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Taking probiotics is good during chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer

Detailed Answer:

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Taking probiotics during chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer is good

During chemotherapy persons gut bacteria is compromised chemotherapy may not work as well.

Probiotics are non digestible fibers that serve as the food to keep your good bacteria healthy

Chemotherapy and antibiotics may kill certain types of both good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract

Probiotics can replenish the good bacteria restoring balance to your system.

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Dr Monish De

Oncologist


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Brief Answer: Taking probiotics is good during chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer Detailed Answer: Hi Taking probiotics during chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer is good During chemotherapy persons gut bacteria is compromised chemotherapy may not work as well. Probiotics are non digestible fibers that serve as the food to keep your good bacteria healthy Chemotherapy and antibiotics may kill certain types of both good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract Probiotics can replenish the good bacteria restoring balance to your system. Regards Dr Monish De Oncologist