AddThis Feed Button "Frequently Copied, Never Duplicated"

Monday, March 16, 2009

Supplements Reduce Adverse Effects of Chemo

UPDATE: March 20
"Why do we waste billions in finding a "cure" anyway, not to mention the indescribable animal suffering involved in experiments, when we only have to study the lifestyle and diet in countries with very low cancer rates to find the answers?
The key is to prevent the disease in the first place, especially since we know the causes of many of these cancers now. It is no longer acceptable to keep on with this fiasco, brain washing the public into contributing hard earned cash in the belief there can be a cure for cancer, in order to keep the scientists in work."

"Yes, survival rates are almost untouched."

"The truth is that cancer research is an industry, and its not in their interests to really find a cure."

The truth is that there are known way to cure cancer, but just like the 'pink hoax' you will never hear of it from mainstream doctors.

I just learned some new ways to impact melanoma in the last two weeks, and added to a treatment I already know about, it makes one wonder.

Even pancreatic cancer can be helped.

Any cancer for that matter, if you really want to get help and do the work, and be a survivor without a long list of side effects or risk of relapse on the 5th year and one day.

Billions spent on cancer fail to improve survival rates
How many articles have been flooding the airwaves and printing presses telling you just how dangerous it is to use supplements, and how especially dangerous it is to use supplements with chemotherapy?

Probably too many.

And of course those of us countering the flow of erroneous information about supplements face an uphill battle against the belief that MD after a name means that the person is all knowing. I have to ask, all knowing about what.

Perhaps medicine.

Yet medicine is not health care, it is dis-ease care.

Currently India is seen as a place to go to get high quality affordable care. It seems too that they have an open mindedness about just what might be useful for people suffering from the slings and arrows of Tamoxifen.

Just recall that in February 1996, a branch of the United Nation's World Health
Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), declared that the most widely used drug for breast cancer is itself a carcinogen. It may cause uterine cancer and is related to sterility.

Of course you can make an informed decision about treatment but that depends on whether or not you are provided with all the facts.
Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10, Riboflavin, and Niacin May Reduce Adverse Effects of Tamoxifen Therapy

"Effect of Coenzyme Q(10), Riboflavin and Niacin on Tamoxifen treated postmenopausal breast cancer women with special reference to blood chemistry profiles," Yuvaraj S, Premkumar VG, et al, Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2009; 114(2): 377-84. (Address: Department of Medical Biochemistry, Dr ALMP-GIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: Panchanatham Sachdanandam, ).

In a study involving 78 postmenopausal women with breast cancer, supplementation with coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, and niacin (CoRN) added to conventional Tamoxifen treatment (a non-steroidal anti-estrogen used for breast carcinomas and chemoprevention in high-risk groups) was found to alleviate the adverse effects of tamoxifen therapy alone on various blood chemistry parameters.

When administered independently, tamoxifen is known to have "estrogenic activity on liver and endometrium causing severe oxidative stress with various biochemical derangements."

When treated solely with tamoxifen, statistically significant alterations were found in: serum total bilirubin, serum glutamyl transpeptide, uric acid, lipoprotein lipase, lecithin, cholesterol acyl transferase, potassium, calcium and Na(+), K(+)-ATPase.

When subjects received supplementation with the antioxidant combination, these levels reverted to near-normal.

The authors conclude, "large scale randomized studies over a longer time span are required to ascertain the safety and efficacy of co-administrating antioxidants with conventional chemotherapy."

The results of this study offer hope that the combination of coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, and niacin may offset several adverse effects of tamoxifen therapy.

1 comment:

consoladores said...

Thank you for the article, very useful piece of writing.