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Topic: Cordyceps for radiation protection?

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2020 05:30PM

Brooklyn1234 wrote:


I'm just about to start chest wall radiation. My acupuncturist recommended Cordyceps to help protect my lungs. My radiation oncologist doesn't have an opinion either way since she's never heard of this supplement. I checked with a naturopath who specializes in cancer and she has never heard of using cordyceps for radiation protection, which surprised me because a quick google search pulled up a bunch of studies.

I'm wondering if anyone else here has used cordyceps during radiation to help protect the lungs? I'm being recommended 1.2 grams a day, spread over 3 capsules.


Dx 11/1/2009, 1cm, Stage I, 0/9 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2+ Dx 9/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, ER-, HER2+ Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Oct 7, 2020 12:50AM Totallytubular wrote:

old post.. now that you are finished with rads. my doctors reccomended no supplements or herbs at memorial sloan kettering. but my integrated oncologist says they are fine to take with my AI. hope they help give you some energy.

Dx 11/15/2014, IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/10/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/31/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 10/30/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/18/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/13/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 4/3/2016 CMF Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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