Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?

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Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements



Thu Jan 30, 2014 01:51 PM

that is very interesting -- it is kind of scary to think that a recommendation of a vitamin or medicine which could contain antioxidants could cause more harm than good to a patient fighting cancer -- may not be aware of this - as they are not specialied in a particular field - and only have general knowledge of alot of the treatments out there to fight cancer.

Thu Jan 30, 2014 06:02 PM

Thurs Jan 30, 2014

This news makes me feel like I'm putting nails in the coffin. I'm exhausted from searching and looking for information about cancer cures.

Thu Jan 30, 2014 06:35 PM

I, too, find these early results daunting. How to know when we are helping or hurting our odds?

I take prescribed supplements some of which are antioxidants. Even thought this research adds complexity to my next steps, I do value you sharing it.

Marcy Westerling

Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:43 PM

In a paper that he published at this time last year, Dr. James Watson (co-discoverer of the DNA double-helix configuration) alluded to this exact same thing - more specifically with the resistance to ROS in late-stage cancers. I was intrigued by this brilliant minds take on the dismal failure of the War on Cancer started back in the 70's by President Nixon. It's a great paper to read and not too technical. although it had taken me some time absorb. Here is the link - Oxidants, antioxidants and the current incurability of metastatic cancers

Thu Feb 06, 2014 07:50 PM

Well, that's just great!  I have just been diagnosed with the beginnings of macular degeneration, and my opthomologist prescribed special vitamins for that ailment, which have very high doses of vitamins A,C, and E.  What am I supposed to do now? 

Tue Feb 11, 2014 02:41 AM

I learned a long time ago that Vitiamine E caused rapid cell growth. So this is not surprising
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