This is very important information that exactly addresses the VALUE of Integrative Oncology. It is known that exercise/physical activity is important – this helps clarify that DURING chemotherapy treatment, it is recommended. Over time, it won’t truly matter but your Oncology team ought to know about this.
"Results showed that directly after chemotherapy, the group that initiated exercise therapy during treatment reported less fatigue and more physical activity and declined less in VO2peak, HRQoL, and muscle strength. Three months after chemotherapy, the group that began exercising after treatment showed similar values to the group that exercised during. Both groups were back to their baseline cardiorespiratory fitness one year after completing the exercise intervention, irrespective of timing.
Diet and cognitive function in cancer survivors with cancer‐related cognitive impairment: A qualitative study
To identify cancer survivors’ perceptions of the role diet plays in their cognitive function, and how their cancer‐related cognitive changes influence their diet.
Unless you’re one of the five or six people currently living in outer space, you probably don’t give a second thought to the air inside your home. After all, air is free and you can pretty much find it everywhere. It’s no wonder we take it for granted. Yet we probably shouldn’t because indoor air is often the kind that’s the most hazardous of all.
Here is the interaction caution about this drug as relayed in Health notes (6-10):
Cyclophosphamide requires activation by the liver through a process called oxidation. In theory, antioxidant nutrients (vitamin A, vitamin E, beta-carotene and others) might interfere with the activation of cyclophosphamide.
There is no published research linking antioxidant vitamins to reduced cyclophosphamide effectiveness in cancer treatment.
The Touch of Healing, Energizing Body, Mind and Spirit with the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, by Alice Draisin Burmeister
Don’t count on the new media or popular health publications to keep you fully informed about new medical findings. An article published in the December 25, 1996, issue of the Journal of the American Medical
Association (JAMA) showed that 200 mcg of supplemental selenium a day reduced overall cancer mortality by 50% in humans compared to a placebo group not receiving supplemental selenium. This 9-year study, published in the American Medical Association’s scientific journal (JAMA), demonstrated that a low-cost mineral supplement could cut the risk of dying from cancer in half.
(preliminary report by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon)
For more than 30 years now, Chinese herbs and materials derived from the herbs, such as long chain polysaccharides, have been used as adjunct therapies for cancer patients.
This modern application was first developed clinically in China and Japan during the 1970s and was relayed to the rest of the world in 1983 through an international conference in Beijing which was followed up by press reports in English and other languages (see: Physiological responses to immunologically active polysaccharides).
Even under the best conditions patients want to do everything possible to protect themselves from radiotherapy side effects. Many patients who undergo cancer treatments take vitamins and supplements. Until recently, oncologists seldom asked patients about this.