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catwink22
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Has anyone gone to a Naturopathic? My cousin's wife had Leukemia about 15 years ago and she was in a trial treatment. She was given high doses of vitamins before her chemo and radiation and supposedly was in the group with the best remission/survival rates. Has anyone tried vitamin therapy with their cancer treatments and did it help?

amybesunder
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I am seeing one who was recommended by my Oncologist. This ND specializes in cancer and even did his residency at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. I see him for the first time next week.

catwoman6
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Do you have any updates since your last post on this topic? I was wondering about taking supplements but onc says not to. I would love to know if you did this and had any positive results.
Thanks!

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catwink22
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I have not had any other replies on this, but some research that I have done suggests that taking vitamins also strengthens the cancer cells and makes them more resistant to treatments. I don't know how true that is, but I didn't want to chance it and decided to just try and eat better :>]. Anyone else??

yesyes2
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Hi Cat,

My onc has aalways said to stay away from vitamin suppliments when you are in treatment. I too have read that cancer cells love vitamins. And that cancer patients shouldn't be doing suppiments at all. So eating well is probably the best defense.

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catwink22
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Hi Leslie! Thanks for the reassurance that I'm on the right track. It sure does get crazy with all the different studies and opinions. Take Care! Cat

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