Category Archives: Cancer

Recommended herbs for ovarian cancer?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have had 5 chemo treatments. What herbs do you recommend for recurrent ovarian cancer? A: There are several things that traditional Chinese medicine and herbal supplements can do for recurrent ovarian cancer. They can help you cope with the side effects of cancer treatments, be they radiation or chemo-based, and…

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Recommendations for liver cancer?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have a friend who is in his early forties and has liver cancer. He may need a liver transplant. What are your recommendations for this situation? A: Cancer is a serious condition that requires proper diagnosis and immediate treatment. Any delay can be detrimental. I strongly urge engaging proper specialists…

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Cancer of the pancreas and the liver?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am approaching 60 years of age, and two weeks ago I was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas and the liver. The tumors cannot be operated on and last week I began chemo by mouth, but I can’t keep it down. Next week they’ll start me with the chemo in…

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Recommendation for kidneys damaged by chemo?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My elderly uncle went through chemotherapy last year and the chemo seems to have damaged his kidney functions. Is there anything you can recommend for him? A: It is critical that your uncle remain under the care of his primary physician. As for integrating other products or protocols to assist with…

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After chemo, any natural alternative to Tamoxifen?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I recently completed chemotherapy and have been prescribed Tamoxifen. Is there any natural alternative to Tamoxifen? A: I do not recommend you stop taking prescribed medications. Your physician has made these recommendations and he needs to be involved in any decisions to discontinue them. As you know, Tamoxifen interferes with the…

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What to do to alleviate cancer symptoms?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My teenage brother has cancer and though he has already had several tumors removed, it is likely that more are on the way. Is there anything he can do to help alleviate the symptoms and slow process of the disease? A: Nutrition, exercise and a positive spirit filled with wonder, laughter…

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How to help my mother fight cancer?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My mother is in her early fifties and was diagnosed with a brain tumor nine months ago. She is weak and sleepy and her doctors have put her on lots of drugs. Is there a way I can help her fight this? A: I send my sincere hopes for your mother…

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How to shrink a tumor?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have a stage IV base of tongue cancer, or squamous cell carcinoma. I just finished chemo/radiation treatments. My tumor has been reduced in diameter. What can I do to further shrink and eradicate this tumor? A: It is important you remain under care of your primary physicians. They will determine…

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Tumor painful with acupuncture?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I was diagnosed with a right kidney tumor about 4 months ago. The tumor is too small to tell whether it is benign or malignant. I started acupuncture about a month ago because of back pain. During one treatment on my back in the right mid-back, the needle stick was very…

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Way to shrink acoustic neuroma?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can you suggest a way to shrink an acoustic neuroma and lift it out of the internal auditory canal? A: With any growths, tumors, lipomas, and neuromas, the most important thing is to ensure that they are not impeding local anatomy. In this particular case, the neuroma needs to be assessed…

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