Appointments

Make your appointment or second opinion with Dana-Farber today to meet with an onsite specialist.

Adult Patients:877-442-3324

Pediatric Patients:888-733-4662

Make Appointment OnlineInternational Patients

Online second opinions

Can’t get to Boston? Explore our Online Second Opinion service to get expert advice from Dana-Farber oncologists.

Request a second opinion

Contact & Directions

Email Dana-Farber

Main Number617-632-3000

Toll-Free Number866-408-DFCI (3324)

Maps & DirectionsContact InformationSend us a Question or Comment

How to Help

Discover the ways to give and how to get involved to support Dana-Farber.

Learn More
Give now

Prostate Cancer and Glucosamine Chondroitin


Ask the Nutritionist

Q: Is it safe to take glucosamine chondroitin with a history of prostate cancer?

A: Research on the effectiveness and safety of supplements is very limited. Supplements can be beneficial, but they are often over-used. Additionally, medications and supplements can interact with one another, so you should always consult your health care professional before adding a supplement to your diet.

Although glucosamine chondroitin is deemed “Likely Safe” when used orally and appropriately by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, preliminary research suggests that men with a history of prostate cancer or at high risk of the disease should avoid taking supplements with chondroitin due to some concerning preliminary research.

Information from the National Institutes of Health.


 
  •   Email
  •   Print
  •   Share
  • Ask the Nutritionist

    • Do you have questions about making healthy food choices during and after cancer treatment? Our team of nutrition experts can help. Submit your question through our Ask the Nutritionist form.
    • To create a customized plan, please schedule an appointment with a Dana-Farber nutritionist by calling 617-632-3006.
  • Nutrition Services

  • Free Nutrition App