Could curcumin improve treatment while reducing side effects
I used staggered, every 3 to 4 hours, high doses of curcumin along with chemotherapy and, not only had no side effects, but also became cancer free. Definately worth looking at and discussing with your doctor.
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This caught my eye as I was looking at treatments. I read a few of the studies – recent ones – and as much as I understood, it looks like it's an interesting option. It seems curcumin along with chemo gives the best results. I plan to ask our oncologist about this, but just wondered if anyone has any experience using curcumin to battle cancer.
has anyone been treated for anal cancer with tumeric?
@donsunlover @nuggetofmine @samclembeau, each of you asked a similar question in 3 separate discussions which I have merged into one here to share about the potential of curcumin (turmeric) in the treatment of cancer or its side effects.
Fellow members like @michey @cheft @pmm and others also shared some early clinical studies in this related discussion
– MGUS and Curcumin/Tumeric https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mgus-and-curcumintumeric/
Here are some plain language articles from trusted medical sources:
Curcumin (Curcuma, Turmeric) and Cancer (NCI) https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/curcumin-pdq
– Can curcumin slow cancer growth? (Mayo Clinic) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/expert-answers/curcumin/faq-20057858
– Turmeric (MSKCC) https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/turmeric
Bottom line for current evidence:
"Researchers have looked at curcumin products for the prevention and treatment of a variety of cancers, including colorectal cancer, oral cancer, and liver cancer. There is not enough evidence to know if curcumin products can prevent or treat cancer."
It is important to know that curcumin is not readily absobed from supplements. Use highly absorbable 95% curcuminoids with black peper extract. That way you can get more in your blood where it can do good.
taking curcumin may inhibit iron absorbtion, so if you take iron, take it at least a couple hours from the time you take curcumin.