11.21.2011

Vitamin C Consumption May Disrupt Mesothelioma Cancer Therapy

Copyright (c) 2008 Katie Kelley



According to research published in the medical journal Cancer Research, approximately 30 to 70 percent fewer cancerous cells were being adequately treated during chemotherapy treatments when a patient consumed vitamin C.



Patients who have developed mesothelioma cancer and who are undergoing chemotherapy should avoid consuming vitamin C, according to the study.



Chemotherapy and Mesothelioma Cancer



Chemotherapy is a form of treatment for cancer and can be administered in a number of ways, via a pill or through an needle injection. Chemotherapy can is also administered either intrapleurally, which is directly into the chest cavity, or intraperitoneally, which is an injection of chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdominal cavity, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).



Unfortunately, chemotherapy is one of the only treatments for signs and symptoms of the disease, although it can be given at any stage of the cancer. According to the ACS, the following are drugs used in combination during chemotherapy:

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