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Antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with radiation or chemotherapy

15th April 2007 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized

From Pubmed

1: Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(2):40-7. Related Articles, Links

Antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with chemotherapy or radiation therapy and can increase kill and increase survival, Part 2.

Simone CB 2nd, Simone NL, Simone V, Simone CB.

Simone Protective Cancer Institute in Lawrenceville, NJ, USA.

PURPOSE: Some in the oncology community contend that patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy should not use food supplement antioxidants and other nutrients. Oncologists at an influential oncology institution contended that antioxidants interfere with radiation and some chemotherapies because those modalities kill by generating free radicals that are neutralized by antioxidants, and that folic acid interferes with methotrexate. This is despite the common use of amifostine and dexrazoxane, 2 prescription antioxidants, during chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. DESIGN: To assess all evidence concerning antioxidant and other nutrients used concomitantly with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The MEDLINE and CANCERLIT databases were searched from 1965 to November 2003 using the words vitamins, antioxidants, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Bibliographies of articles were searched. All studies reporting concomitant nutrient use with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy (280 peer-reviewed articles including 62 in vitro and 218 in vivo) were indiscriminately included. RESULTS: Fifty human clinical randomized or observational trials have been conducted, involving 8,521 patients using beta-carotene; vitamins A, C, and E; selenium; cysteine; B vitamins; vitamin D3; vitamin K3; and glutathione as single agents or in combination. CONCLUSIONS: Since the 1970s, 280 peer-reviewed in vitro and in vivo studies, including 50 human studies involving 8,521 patients, 5,081 of whom were given nutrients, have consistently shown that do not interfere with therapeutic modalities for cancer. Furthermore, non-prescription antioxidants and other nutrients enhance the killing of therapeutic modalities for cancer, decrease their side effects, and protect normal tissue. In 15 human studies, 3,738 patients who took non-prescription antioxidants and other nutrients actually had increased survival.

PMID: 17405678 [PubMed - in process]

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6 Responses to “Antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with radiation or chemotherapy”

  1. Devin Morell Says:

    Very good site. I found this to be very usefull information. Looking forward to more good stuff!

  2. Arrow Durfee Says:

    The best solution to dry mouth and all the oral ulcers that chemo sometimes causes is to avoid chemo. Such oral conditions after chemo last a very long time and sometimes are incurable.

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  4. bard Says:

    I was told today by my doctor to stop taking antioxidants during the radiation tratment.
    After reading this I will not stop taking my supplement.

  5. Rx Vitamins Says:

    thanks for such a informative and educational blog post. i love reading your blog postings because it just a lot of helpful information. very detailed and enjoyable to read. thank you.

  6. Arrow Durfee Says:

    My pleasure. My intent is that all people should know the truth, have a right to the truth and a right to make their own healthcare choices without governement interference.