Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More

Does Fish Oil Increase Breast Cancer Survival Rates?

>>>Brian D. Lawenda, M.D.: As an integrative
oncologist which is essentially a physician that knows a lot about nutrition, exercise,
and stress reduction, these are complementary therapies that are useful in conjunction with
conventional treatments like surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. I often get asked by my patients whether certain
supplements may be beneficial for them during their cancer treatment or after. One of the
more common ones that people asked me about is, is fish oil supplements or Omega 3 fatty
acids. Most of the patients want to know if these treatments whether these types of supplements
can improve their survival or decrease the risk of cancer coming back. Unfortunately, we do not have good data to
support the use of supplements in terms of their benefit for improving survival or improving
local control of cancer. What we do know for Omega 3 fatty actually is some very interesting
data coming out that shows that taking Omega 3 fatty acids or eating diets even that are
high in Omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon, for example. These can actually decrease your anxiety level,
which is interesting, decrease stress levels and for the patients with breast cancer or
many cancers, for that matter, anything that you can do to reduce stress and anxiety is
going to be beneficial. I am a big fan of Omega 3 fatty acids, but you do need to talk
to your physician about them before starting it because there can be some side effects
of treatment and they can also lead to certain rare complications, particularly potentially
bleeding complications. ***** Hi, I am Dr. Jay Harness and I want to share
with you an important information that I believe that every newly diagnosed patient with breast
cancer needs to know. Susan Denver: “I am a breast cancer survivor.” Katherine Stockton: “I am a breast cancer
survivor.” Coree: “I am a breast cancer survivor…” Susan Denver: “…and I want every woman
to know…” Katherine Stockton: “…about personalized
breast cancer treatment…” Susan Denver: “…and the Genomic Test.” Coree: “A test that helps guide a woman
and her doctor…” Katherine Stockton: “…to the best treatment
options for her.” Susan Denver: “Pass it on!”

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