Chinese medicinal herbs to treat the side-effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients.


Abstract:  Short term side-effects of chemotherapy include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, mucositis and myelosuppression or neutropenia. These occur during the course of treatment and generally resolve within months of completion of chemotherapy. A variety of Chinese medicinal herbs have been used for managing these side effects. The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medicinal herbs in alleviating chemotherapy-induced short term side effects in breast cancer patients.


Chochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


2007 Apr 18; (2):CD004921.

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Journal Article


Zhang M et al