Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Chemotherapy can Worsen End-of-life Quality of Life

A study in JAMA confirmed  what many patients fear about cancer chemotherapy.  If it is continued to the end of life, too often the side effects from the drugs are worse than any benefit that is derived.  The time comes when enough is enough for these toxic medications.  On the other hand, vitamin/mineral therapy, orally or IV, can improve the quality of life near the end, in my experience.  It is really worth the effort to find an oncologist who will work with nutrition for this devastating disease.
See JAMA Oncology, July 23, 2015.

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