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huggermom
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Joined: Aug 2010

I was diagnosed with stage 3A Follicular Lymphoma in July. Since then, I have taken four treatments of Rituximab. I have read that vitamin C is suppose to be good for you. A friend of mine recommended Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C. I was wondering if anyone has used this and how well it worked.

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catwink22
Posts: 239
Joined: Sep 2009

Hi Hugger,
I recommend that before you take anything you check with your onc. I've heard that you shouldn't take any vitamins while fighting cancer. (Sounds odd, but I was told that it strengthens the cancer cells and makes them harder to kill.) Not sure what the truth is to that, but it doesn't hurt to ask first. Good Luck with Rituxan! I responded very well to that treatment.
Cat

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dixiegirl
Posts: 1043
Joined: Apr 2006

I took a multivitamin but my onc knew about it. He never said I couldn't take it, but I didn't take any other supplements.

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allmost60
Posts: 3163
Joined: Jul 2010

Check with your doctor first. I am also stage3A F-NHL. My doctor says no vitamin supplements for me and I'm on CVP-R every 21 days. All of the reading my nutritionist gave me says to eat the proper foods instead of using supplements during our treatment.
Take care and let us know what your doctor recommends...Love...Sue

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