For centuries, mushrooms of all varieties have been used for traditional remedies, and their role in the treatment of cancer is no exception. Shiitake mushrooms, in particular, have been researched for their unique antioxidant compositions and mineral makeup, and the results have been very promising for ovarian cancer. A beta-glucan found in shiitake mushrooms, called lentinan, can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, which is very important for those with ovarian cancer, due to the high risk of cancer spread in that area of the body.
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