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Taking Supplements With Prostate Cancer

Check with your doctor first

You may have seen infomercials touting the latest vitamin or supplement claiming to keep your prostate healthy or even to cure prostate cancer. Anything you can do to help your prostate cancer sounds tempting. But should you take vitamins or supplements?

The short answer is simple: Talk with your doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements on your own. Some vitamins and supplements can affect your prostate cancer treatment.

Results from your latest blood tests will help determine if your body needs additional vitamins and minerals. If so, it’s best to get these nutrients from food instead of vitamins or supplements.28

When vitamins and supplements may be needed

If you are eating healthy but are still lacking nutrients, you may need to take vitamins or supplements. Your doctor may recommend that you take:

Meal replacements

If you and your doctor have decided to use meal replacement products as a part of your nutrition program, AbbVie Inc. offers a variety of options. Learn more about meal replacements here.

If your doctor does recommend certain vitamins or supplements, be sure you know how much and how often you should take them.

Much of the lifestyle information found on is also featured in Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients by Mark Moyad, MD, MPH. A co-director of the Men’s Health Program at the University of Michigan,
Dr Moyad is on the staff at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Urology. He is the Jenkins/Pokempner endowed Director of Preventive and Alternative Medicine. Ask your healthcare provider about obtaining a copy of Dr Moyad’s book.