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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.

  • Glutamine: 3000 mg per day away from food
  • IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate): 1-3 grams per day
  • AHCC (active hexose correlated compound): 3000 mg per day
  • Lactoferrin: 300-900 mg per day
  • PSK (protein bound polysaccharide K (Coriolus): 3000 mg per day
  • Cimetidine: 800 mg before bedtime
  • Modified Citrus Pectin: 14-30 grams per day away from food
  • Soy isoflavones (genistein): 100-200 mg per day with food
  • Silibinin (component of milk thistle): 500-600 mg per day
  • Chrysin: 1000 mg per day
  • Green Tea: 650-1000 mg of EGCG per day
  • Curcumin: BCM-95® extract: 400 mg per day with food OR 2500 mg per day of a regular curcumin supplement

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.

  • Resveratrol: 20-25 mg before surgery; increase to 100-250 mg 2 weeks after surgery
  • Quercetin: 500-1000 mg per day

Due to blood-thinning effects, avoid the following supplements for 2 weeks prior to surgery and begin taking 2 weeks after surgery:

Prescription Drugs:

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.

  • Neupogen®: 300-480 micrograms per day OR Neulasta®: 6 mg, which lasts 3 weeks
  • Interferon alpha: 0.5 to 3 million IU
  • Interleukin 2: 1 to 6 million IU

Cancer Surgery Safety Caveats

Curcumin

  • Do not take curcumin if you have a bile duct obstruction.
  • Use during chemotherapy should only be performed under the direct supervision of a qualified medical professional.
  • Curcuminoids may enhance the action of anti-platelet drugs and the effect of warfarin. If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
  • High doses of curcumin may cause gastrointestinal irritation (e.g. upset stomach/diarrhea) in some individuals.

Glutamine

If you have significant kidney or liver disease, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.

Corioulus mushroom

Do not use if allergic or hypersensitive to mushrooms.

Cimetidine

If you have significant kidney or liver disease, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. If you are taking any other medications, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, as Cimetidine can interact with other medications.

Soy Isoflavones

Persons with estrogen dependent cancers should consult a healthcare professional before beginning taking soy isoflavones.

Chrysin

Men with existing prostate cancer may not be able to use this product. Do not take chrysin if you are taking an aromatase inhibitor drug, such as arimidex® (anastrozole), femara® (letrozole), or aromasin® (exemestane).

Resveratrol

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Garlic

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Fish oil

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Vitamin E

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Feverfew

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

 

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