Sep 30, 2013 - 7:24 am
My wife reached her 500th IV vitamin C infusion in September, most of them 60-75 grams each (yes, 60,000 - 75,000 mg). She's been as high as 90 grams. She's had almost 40 months of immunochemotherapy now, all while taking massive amounts of IV vitamin C, 1.5 to 7 times per week. She got IV vitamin C daily for 10-21 days after her two surgeries.
Home service infusions take about an hour or so every five days. Since vitamin C slightly displaces sugar, she typically snoozes for 1-2 hours and wakes up feeling energetic with a feeling of well being. In the old literature, patients would drink pineapple or orange juice, she drinks fresh lemon juices, little or no sweetening added if made at home.
IV vitamin C is a powerful anti-viral that also aids wound healing and helps her avoid infections following surgery or community exposures.
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Inflammation is an important factor in cancer growth. With long term use, ESR and hsCRP inflammation readings will frequently drop radically lower in cancer patients, a very good thing. IV vit C also neutralizes many toxins, including bacterial endotoxins, and helps antibiotic performance. For cancer it also neutralizes histamine which mediates formation of VEGF, a growth factor associated with aggressive mCRC targeted by Avastin too. For chemotherapy, IV vitamin C helps reduce side effects like stomatitis or mucositis, maybe others like diarrhea, too.
Following her second surgery for the para aortic lymph node cluster, her live mets were assayed as 5FU-irinotecan and 5FU-oxi resistant in May 2011. Lab inhibition data from her live tumor tissue, show that vitamin C greatly enhanced 5FU-LV when combined with other critical nutrients. Her blood data suggest that too, disruption/lack of chemo or critical nutrient allows her CEA to go exponential, with a doubling time of 5-6 weeks. Several biomarker series suggest that the combined immunochemo, UFT (oral 5FU derivative)-LV with many alternative adjuncts, is still potent against her residual mets after almost 40 months of continuous treatment. She's never had Folfox, Folfiri, erbitux, Avastin or a port. Peak CEA, before first surgery, 20+, baseline now ca 2.2. Peak CA19-9, before second surgery, 60s, current baseline, low 20s.
IV vitamin C is not a standalone treatment for my wife. However, IV C is one critical component in her overall cancer treatment with superior quality of life. No IV vitamin C, no wife.