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Q: I'm interested in trying herbal therapies for cancer prevention. Do these work?

There are several herbal therapies that show promise with regard to cancer prevention and treatment. On-going studies are taking place with numerous compounds to more clearly define these benefits. Overall, it's believed that nearly half of all cancers can be prevented by staying active (exercise), eating a balanced diet high in vegetables and fruit, and avoiding toxins such as tobacco and alcohol.

Derrick J. Beech, MD

Surgical oncology, General surgery

Derrick J. Beech, MD
Maui Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Clinic
85 Maui Lani Parkway
Wailuku, HI 96793