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stephikindred
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Hi there! I have read a couple of postings that reference turmeric as treatment, but I also read it should not be taken during chemo. Is this true? What experiences can others share with me regarding this herb? How is it taken, in pill form and what dosage is recommended for EC?
Thanks,
Steph

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jgwright
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The research I've done (not terribly extensive) seems to point to avoiding turmeric 3 days before chemo, during chemo and three days after. It seems to see the chemo as a toxin (which of course it is) and reduce the effectiveness of your infusion.

Always check with your oncologist about anything beyond normal food and perhaps multivitamins.

--Jerry

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