Herbal remedies


I have recently been diagnosed with ET
Essential Thrombocythaemia.

Has anyone used herbal remedies instead of the prescribed cancer drugs?
Thank you

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Hi @Macymae123 welcome to the forum! How are you feeling at the moment? I imagine it must be a lot to take in. Is there any information around ET that would be helpful for you at the moment?
There’s some information around herbal remedies on this page of Cancer Research website, which you might want to read through - https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/herbal-medicine
Have you spoken to your clinical nurse specialist or consultant about any questions you might have around herbal remedies? We’d really encourage you to talk any questions you have through with them.
Do give us a call on our support line if you want to talk anything through. The number is 0808 2080 888.

Hi @Macymae123 a great big welcome to our forum, I expect you are still in shock and you must have so many questions, along with your question around herbal remedies.
As you have a unique medical history and symptoms with your diagnosis it is probably best to ask your medical team your questions but we will be here to support you because we often find that it does not matter about the diagnosis we seem to share similar emotions, feelings and practicalities. @Alice_BloodCancerUK has given you the support line details if you need it and please let us know how you are doing.