Intravenous vitamin C in the supportive care of cancer patients: a review and rational approach
Keywords: Vitamin C deficiency, intravenous vitamin C, ascorbate, supportive care, quality of life
AbstractThis 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.
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Klimant, E., Wright, H., Rubin, D., Seely, D., & Markman, M. (2018). Intravenous vitamin C in the supportive care of cancer patients: a review and rational approach. Current Oncology, 25(2), 139-148. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.25.3790