Cancer Surgery Special Report
Note: these products are to be used for cancer surgery recovery and preparation and not to prevent, cure or treat cancer.
Begin taking the following supplements at least 5 days prior to surgery, discontinue taking the supplements the day of the surgery, and resume taking the supplements one day after surgery (unless directed otherwise by your physician).
It is suggested to take these supplements for approximately one month after surgery.
Please Note: Different curcumin formulations will differ in their absorption and bioavailability. These differences in absorption can affect the suggested doses. For example, one type of curcumin — called BCM-95 — has studies documenting that 400 mg of BCM-95 curcumin compound can provide curcumin blood levels equal to ingesting 2,500–2,800 mg of regular curcumin supplements.
Due to blood-thinning effects, avoid the following supplements for 2 weeks prior to surgery and begin taking 2 weeks after surgery:
Pharmaceuticals prescribed prior to surgery depend on the status of the individual cancer patient. Patients with low white blood count are typically treated with granulocyte colony-stimulating growth (GCF) factors such as Neupogen® (300-480 micrograms per day) or Neulasta® (6 mg) which lasts 3 weeks. Other pharmaceutical compounds which have shown benefits for cancer patients undergoing surgery are interferon alpha and Interleukin 2.