Some nutritional and herbal supplements can increase side effects or prevent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery from working as planned. Since many cancer medicines and therapies continue to work for some time after the treatment, it is often necessary to discontinue certain supplements for days or weeks — not just the day of treatment — to avoid interference.
Fortunately, many nutritional and herbal supplements can be used safely and effectively during therapy. If you wish to use supplements during treatment, including a multiple vitamin, discuss this with your doctor’s office before starting.
The following services can also assist you and coordinate with your cancer doctors.
Medical Oncology / First Hill - Swedish Cancer Institute1221 Madison Street
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 1-(855)-XCANCER (1-855-9226237) or (206) 215-3600
Medical Oncologists specialize in using drugs to treat cancersFind a Physician
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Counseling & Support
Help is available for patients and familites to deal with emotions such as anxiety, stress and depression. Counseling and Support
Coping with Cancer
Exercise, playing or listening to music, reading, relaxation exercises, meditation — any
activity you enjoy — can help reduce stress and anxiety. Integrated Cancer Care