Evening primrose oil has not been studied extensively for cancer. In an older study, evening primrose oil had no effect on tumor size or survival in patients with liver cancer. In breast cancer patients, those who received gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is a component of evening primrose oil, in addition to tamoxifen, had faster response to treatment than those who received tamoxifen alone. May 08, 2012 · She says she isn’t aware of any “contraindications” (reasons to withhold treatment) of the use of evening primrose oil by women who have had breast cancer. Dr. Low Dog also notes that surveys have shown that some of these women use EPO to relieve hot flashes, particularly those caused by the anti-estrogen drug, tamoxifen.
Evening Primrose Oil Fights Breast Cancer. By Joseph Mercola, In Breast Cancer. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), the essential omega-6 fat that is found in evening primrose, black currant seed, and borage oil, can inhibit the action of the cancer gene Her-2/neu. This gene is responsible for almost 30 percent of all breast cancers. In Britain, evening primrose oil used to be approved for treating eczema and breast pain. However, the Medicines Control Agency (MCA), the British equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration.
Purported claims/benefits: Evening primrose and borage oils are said to be good for practically everything: eczema and nearly any kind of dermatitis or rash, rheumatoid arthritis, breast pain, breast cancer as well as other cancers, diabetes and the nerve damage it can cause, heart disease, symptoms of menopause, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, hangovers, dry eye, premenstrual syndrome . Nov 21, 2018 · Eczema on the breast is one of the most common causes of itch iness of the nipple. Breakouts can also occur under or in between your breasts and on the rest of your chest.Author: Ashton Clarke.
Sep 23, 2016 · Was this woman diagnosed with the wrong kind of breast cancer, or did she have a type so unusual doctors didn't recognize it, Paget's disease? The 'Eczema' That Turned Out to Be Breast Cancer. Jun 20, 2017 · Regulation. In Britain, evening primrose oil used to be approved for treating eczema and breast pain. However, in 2002, the drug regulator concluded there was not enough evidence of the effectiveness of evening primrose for these uses.Author: Markus Macgill.
Breast Cancer Evening Primrose oil and GLA in general, appears to mount a powerful defense against breast cancer. In laboratory tests conducted at Northwestern University and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in November, 2005, GLA was found to inhibit the Her-2/neu gene and increase the tumor-cell killing ability of the anticancer drug Herceptin by 30 to 40 times!