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AMERICAN GINSENG AND BREAST CANCER TREATMENTS


A recent study, reported in the Journal of Surgical Oncology (1999), involving American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and patients undergoing treatments for breast cancer, found that American ginseng enhanced the effects of chemotherapy and hormonal agents typically used to treat breast cancer. The joint study--between Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School--found that the combination increased the suppression of cancerous cell growth. In addition, the
study provided documentation that using American Ginseng in combination with conventional treatments caused no ill effects.


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