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Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Overview

  • "Selected Vegetables" and "Sun's Soup " are different mixtures of vegetables and herbs that are being studied as treatments for people with cancer (see Question 1).
  • Dried and frozen forms of Selected Vegetables are sold in the United States as dietary supplements (see Question 1).
  • The vegetables and herbs in Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup may contain substances that block the growth of cancer cells and/or help the body's immune system kill cancer cells (see Question 2).
  • Researchers reported that the growth of tumors was slower in the mice that were fed ingredients in Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup, compared to the mice that ate standard food (see Question 5).
  • Researchers reported that some cancer patients lived longer and had better quality of life when they received Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup along with other treatments. Randomized controlled trials, enrolling larger numbers of people, are needed to confirm the results (see Question 6).
  • No mixture of Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup has been approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of cancer or any other medical condition (see Question 8).

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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