Supplements may help reduce cancer risk through five key pathways:

  • Boost immune system function.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Improve insulin sensitivity.
  • Support digestion and detoxification.
  • Reduce stress-induced hormone imbalances.

It is important to determine that a particular supplement is appropriate for your particular condition and that the dosage and specific brand is appropriate as well.

Typical supplements include but are not limited to:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Probiotics
  • Polyphenols
  • Green tea catechin
  • Curcumin
  • Resveratrol, which has been postulated to prevent breast cancer by activating tumor suppressor genes and increasing the rate of apoptosis (normal programmed cell death)
  • Antioxidants
  • Glutathione
  • Coenzyme Q10 
  • Vitamin D