Laetrile: An Unproven Cancer Treatment
Theories on Laetrile
Current Use of Laetrile
The Dangers of Taking Laetrile
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bluish skin color
- Liver damage
- Droopy eyelids
- Trouble walking
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Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 10/2013 -
- Update Date: 10/15/2013 -
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