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Intravenous Vitamin C in the Supportive Care of Cancer Patients: A Review and Rational Approach

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Salish Canc Ctr, Fife, WA, USA
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Naturopath Specialists, 7331 E Osborne Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
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Ottawa Integrat Canc Ctr, Dept Res & Clin Epidemiol, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Canc Treatment Ctr Amer, Dept Med Oncol, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Curr. Oncol. 2018, 25(2), 139-148; https://doi.org/10.3747/co.25.3790
Received: 2 January 2018 / Revised: 3 February 2018 / Accepted: 10 March 2018 / Published: 1 April 2018
This article reviews intravenous vitamin C (IV C) in cancer care and offers a rational approach to enable medical oncologists and integrative practitioners to safely provide IV C combined with oral vitamin C to patients. The use of IV C is a safe supportive intervention to decrease inflammation in the patient and to improve symptoms related to antioxidant deficiency, disease processes, and side effects of standard cancer treatments. A proposed rationale, together with relevant clinical safety considerations for the application of IV C in oncologic supportive care, is provided.
Keywords: Vitamin C deficiency; intravenous vitamin C; ascorbate; supportive care; quality of life Vitamin C deficiency; intravenous vitamin C; ascorbate; supportive care; quality of life
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Klimant, E.; Wright, H.; Rubin, D.; Seely, D.; Markman, M. Intravenous Vitamin C in the Supportive Care of Cancer Patients: A Review and Rational Approach. Curr. Oncol. 2018, 25, 139-148. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.25.3790

AMA Style

Klimant E, Wright H, Rubin D, Seely D, Markman M. Intravenous Vitamin C in the Supportive Care of Cancer Patients: A Review and Rational Approach. Current Oncology. 2018; 25(2):139-148. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.25.3790

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Klimant, E., H. Wright, D. Rubin, D. Seely, and M. Markman 2018. "Intravenous Vitamin C in the Supportive Care of Cancer Patients: A Review and Rational Approach" Current Oncology 25, no. 2: 139-148. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.25.3790

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