Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Paradoxical though it seems, the use of anti-oxidants while undergoing oxidative therapies (chemotherapy and radiation) for cancer has been shown to be of benefit for the patient. The rationale is not entirely clear but it seems that the rescue effects of anti-oxidants serve primarily the healthy cells while the cancer cells are not aided. THe reduction in side-effects while not interfering with the therapy is remarkable. Ask your oncologist to review this topic with an open mind.
“… of more than 2300 studies and nearly 5000 patients that we reviewed, not a single study we reviewed showed any clinical evidence of antioxidant use interfering with chemotherapy…”