Antioxidant supplements during treatment?


Question from Al: What's the latest news on supplements/antioxidants and dosage during treatments with Herceptin and Navelbine?
Answers - Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. This is an area of significant controversy and given the theoretical risks, it's very difficult to conduct clinical research in this area. Based on the mechanisms of action, most oncologists, oncology dieticians and oncology nurses recommend avoiding antioxidant supplements during treatments.

On Wednesday, January 19, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Nutrition and Weight. Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. and Marisa Weiss M.D. answered your questions about nutrition and weight.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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