Patients often ask me about using turmeric, also called curcumin, for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian food. It’s also known as curcumin since this is the yellow-colored active component of turmeric. It is used in America to make our mustard yellow.
To treat flu, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication. Antiviral medications can make symptoms less severe and shorten the length of time that you are sick with
the flu. Three antiviral medications are available to treat the flu, each with slightly different common side effects.
Whether your cancer treatment is oral or intravenous, some medications may be harmful to those who live with you. Limiting exposure of other people to your pills and body fluids is your best bet to keeping everyone safe, even if the effect would be minimal.
It might seem like a lot of waiting when you come to the Cancer Center for infusion, but there is good reason. Pharmacists and technicians have important roles in preparing each dose of chemotherapy, making your safety our top priority.