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Do vitamins or antioxidants interfere with radiation therapy?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes/No

Not when used in moderation.
But avoid mega doses of antioxidanta. Also stop using vitamin E supplement. One multivitamin is ok to use.

In brief: Yes/No

Not when used in moderation.
But avoid mega doses of antioxidanta. Also stop using vitamin E supplement. One multivitamin is ok to use.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely

If they are used in moderate amounts according to recommended doses there should not be an issue.

In brief: Not likely

If they are used in moderate amounts according to recommended doses there should not be an issue.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Theoretically

Oxidation is required for radiation induced damage to the dna of cancer cells to be made permanent.
Theoretically it would be advantageous to take oxidative agents, but there is the possibility that artificially elevated oxidation levels may increase normal tissue damage.

In brief: Theoretically

Oxidation is required for radiation induced damage to the dna of cancer cells to be made permanent.
Theoretically it would be advantageous to take oxidative agents, but there is the possibility that artificially elevated oxidation levels may increase normal tissue damage.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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