Natural health products and cancer treatment

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Learn about possible interactions between cancer treatments and natural health products

Key points

  • Natural health products include vitamins and minerals; herbal remedies; homeopathic medicines; Chinese medicines or Ayurvedic medicines; probiotics; and other products like amino acids and essential fatty acids.
  • Natural health products can cause side effects and can interact with cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other medicines.
  • Before you give a natural health product to your child, talk to your child's health-care provider to review its safety.
Last updated: February 14th 2022