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BY Molly Adams

From vitamin A to calcium to folate to zinc, there are dozens of types of supplements. And if you’re undergoing cancer treatment, you may be wondering if supplements are right for you.

Although there can be benefits to taking supplements, there are also risks. We spoke with Gabriel Lopez, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center, to better understand these products and what cancer patients should know...

Types of dietary supplements: pills, capsules and caplets