Monday, April 03, 2006

Use of Antioxidants in Cancer

Ralph Moss Ph.D writes:
"Physicians whose goal is comprehensive cancer therapy should refer their patients to qualified integrative practitioners who have such training and expertise to guide patients. A blanket rejection of the concurrent use of antioxidants with chemotherapy is not justified by the preponderance of evidence at this time and serves neither the scientific community nor cancer patients."

I couldn't agree more. The author of this article, Ralph Moss is a titan of complimentary and alternative cancer. He is an outspoken and poignant critic of the cancer establishment in books and articles. He also has a great free weekly newsletter that I find is an important information source. Check out Ralph Moss's website
He is one of my favorites.

This is the abstract of the Ralph Moss rebutal to the link below by Gabriella D'Andrea: Should Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Be Prescribed Antioxidants?

Use of Antioxidants during Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy should be avoided (full text) by Gabriella D'Andrea, MD. She concludes:

"Clinicians should advise their patients against the use of antioxidant dietary supplements during chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Such caution should be seen as the standard approach for any unproven agent that may be harmful."

I have given you quite a bit of info. to discuss with your Oncologist and make up your own mind.

Another of my favorite writers on this subject is Kenneth Conklin MD, PhD. He has written review articles of alternative therapies in cancer see full text here. Here is another full text article he wrote on the use of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Impact on Cancer Chemotherpay and Radiation.