HI everyone -
I am new to this forum, but have been reading a lot and I guess I am more confused than ever. I am just coming out of my chemo year (I took herceptin) and feeling good. I have always led a pretty healthy lifestyle - with exercise, eating well, etc. One thing I never figueered out was if supplements would really help me or also, would they interfere with anything?
I do take tamoxifen still (although not sure how long as my period never did come back after chemo - I'm 45). What I would like to add are the following:
Vitamin D3 for bone health, turmeric for anti-inflammatory properties, and greens (in a smoothie or whatever) for gut health.
I struggle with what brands/strengths to buy as there is so much out there & so many conflicting schools of thought. I have cleared taking this with my MO, but he says he can't (won't?) really advise on brands/strength. Probably because its not his forte. I wish my cancer center had an integrative approach where possibly there was someone I could talk to about this.
Would love to hear your words of wisdom - thanks!
10/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
11/12/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
12/9/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
12/9/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
12/9/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
4/29/2016 Lumpectomy: Right
5/31/2016 3DCRT: Breast
7/14/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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