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YTW
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Before starting my CK treatments in 2010, my radiation oncologist advised me to stop taking any anti-oxidant supplements (i.e. vitamin E, C and others).  His theory was that these supplements, while protecting healthy cells from damage will also try to protect the Ca cells that radiation is trying to destroy.  I refrained from using any supplements (including a daily multi-vitamin) for three months after completing treatment: I would think that this is true for any type of Ca treatment.

Here is an article published by the National Cancer Institute in 2008 that confirms this theory.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18505970?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=14

 

PCGreg
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Hi YTW,

 

While not specifically antioxidants, these results are interesting.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818701

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4020278

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4200766

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23066443

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21594291

 Will start juicing pomegranates tomorrow as I don't trust what is in commercial juices and have ordered some of the 4 food combo capsules. 

 

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Max Former Hodg...
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This new sudy done at Johns Hopkins, and summarized in the Wall Street Journal, did NOT include Pca, but concludes that of 31 common cancers, only 9 (around 30%) have identifiable genetic, nutritional, or environmental causes.  That is, most cancers occur at random.

To repeat: it did not review Pca.   The luck of the draw: We are all poker players in the game of life. Hard for many people, who demand "answers," to accept. 

The study matches exactly what I have always believed on the subject.  What the study does suggest is earlier diagnosis and curative treatments, when they are available.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/01/02/study-concludes-that-many-cancers-caused-by-bad-luck-in-cell-division/?intcmp=latestnews

 The link to the article itself in Science :

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6217/78.short

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YTW
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Refering to my original post of Nov. 10th, may I repeat. "Anti- oxidant supplements (i.e. vitamin E, C and others).  His theory was that these supplements, while protecting healthy cells from damage will also try to protect the Ca cells that radiation is trying to destroy."  I believe there are no "absolute experts" on cancer.  If there were, the save rate of Ca victims would be much higher than it is.  But the theory of anti-oxidents intereferring with the destruction of Ca cells that radiation is trying to accomplish should be viewed as being reasonable. 

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