Table 1: Various probiotic strains and their applications in different types of cancer and side effects associated with cancer.

Sr NoStrainIndicationResultsReferences

(1)L. rhamnosus GG + B. lactis Bb12 (10B each with inulin)Polypectomized and colon cancer patientsIncreased L. rhamnosus and B lactis in feces, reduction in C perfringens, prevents increased secretion of IL-2 in polypectomized patients, increased production of interferon-γ in cancer patients.[107]
(2)L. casei Shirota 30B dailyRecurrence of superficial bladder cancerSignificant reduction in primary multiple and recurrent single tumors[108]
(3)L. casei ShirotaPreventive effect on bladder cancerSignificant reduction in risk of bladder cancer[109]
(4)L. casei LC9018Cervical cancerReduced immunity against tumor induction[110]
(5)L. plantarum CGMCC No 1258, L. acidophilus LA-11, B. longum BL-88. Daily dose of CFUBarrier function and post-operative infectious complications in Colorectal cancer surgeryImprovement in the integrity of gut mucosal barrier and decrease in infectious complications[111]
(6)L. acidophilus and B. bifidum 1B CFU eachDiarrhea during radiotherapy in cervical cancer Reduction in incidence of diarrhea and better stool consistency. [112]
(7)VSL#3Radiation induced diarrheaLess diarrhea, improvement in daily bowel movements[113]
(8)L. rhamnosus GG 10 to 20B daily for 24 weeksDiarrhea related to chemotherapy of colorectal cancerPatients had less grade 4 or 4 diarrhea, less abdominal discomfort, needed less hospital care and had fewer chemo dose reduction due to bowel toxicity.[114]