Using illegal drugs, consuming alcohol or taking legal drugs not recommended by your oncologist can interfere with your cancer treatment and further damage your health. Drug use prevents even cancer-free bodies from being healthy and once you add cancer to your life, your body is really fighting to get healthy. Using drugs makes your body’s job of getting healthy even harder. For your cancer treatment to be the most effective, your body needs to be as strong as possible.
It has been shown that misusing illegal drug and alcohol can also interfere with the actual anticancer therapy drugs. This can result in you not being able to receive your cancer treatments or cause you to become even sicker.