Dr. Abrams explains if consuming mushrooms can be a chemotherapy replacement for cancer patients.
So, mushrooms I don’t think should not replace chemotherapy. I think the evidence of mushrooms have a direct anti-cancer effect is weak. I think the evidence that mushrooms are beneficial in conjunction with chemotherapy is stronger.
I think mushrooms probably work by enhancing the immune system in the fight against cancer and are probably best given in association with conventional cancer therapy.
About Dr. Abrams, M.D.:
Dr. Donald I. Abrams, M.D., a cancer specialist, is director of clinical programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Abrams provides integrative medicine consultations for cancer patients and has completed research in complementary and alternative therapies including mind-body treatments, botanical therapies, medical use of marijuana and traditional Chinese medicine herbal therapies.
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