Re: [MOL] Lillian, Re: Antioxidants/REPLY [02466] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Lillian, Re: Antioxidants/REPLY



I have just written a book.  Winking!  Too tired to research vitamins
tonight.  Often there are two schools of thoughts regarding vitamins and
herbs are now being questioned.  I think we can't win for loosing !!!!  Will
reply tomorrow, thanks.  luv, u, lillian


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Claire Lee" <clee02@snet.net>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 6:35 PM
Subject: [MOL] Lillian, Re: Antioxidants


> Please answer me this.  Before I started chemo (Taxol and Carboplatin),
> my oncologist told me to stop taking vitamin C and E supplements since
> they were antioxidants and might retard the effectiveness of the chemo
> drugs.  Also, the booklet for chemo patients distributed at my cancer
> center suggests discussing vitamins with your doctor since too much of
> some vitamins can be as dangerous as too little -- which I guess is
> probably true for everyone.
>
> Then I read articles like the one just posted on green tea and I'm
> wondering what is going on.
>
> Now my question...Is there something about Taxol and/or Carboplatin in
> particular, and perhaps other drugs, that makes antioxidants work
> against them?  I can't believe that antioxidants are bad for all
> patients getting chemo.
>
> Does your magic computer have any information on this subject?
>
> Claire
>
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