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Cancer Support

Cancer Support


Although we do not treat cancer in this office, we provide nutritional and lifestyle advice for patients with a diagnosis of cancer. There are many things that an individual can do to support themselves throughout their experience with cancer. From advice on how to prevent cancer or recurrence of cancer to advice on how to approach the diagnosis and treatments involved in the disease, we have solutions for you. There is good evidence that nutrition works well with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to support better outcomes.


High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®)

Overview
  • Vitamin C is a nutrient found in food and dietary supplements. It is an antioxidant and also plays a key role in making collagen.
  • High-dose vitamin C may be given by intravenous (IV) infusion (through a vein into the bloodstream) or orally (taken by mouth). When taken by intravenous infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when the same amount is taken by mouth.
  • High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for patients with cancer since the 1970s.
  • Laboratory studies have shown that high doses of vitamin C may slow the growth and spread of prostate, pancreatic, liver, colon, and other types of cancer cells.
  • Some laboratory and animal studies have shown that combining vitamin C with anticancer therapies may be helpful, while other studies have shown that certain forms of vitamin C may make chemotherapy less effective.
  • Animal studies have shown that high-dose vitamin C treatment blocks tumor growth in certain models of pancreatic, liver, prostate, and ovarian cancers, sarcoma, and malignant mesothelioma.
  • Some human studies of high-dose IV vitamin C in patients with cancer have shown improved quality of life, as well as improvements in physical, mental, and emotional functions, symptoms of fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, and appetite loss.
  • Intravenous high-dose ascorbic acid has caused very few side effects in clinical trials.
  • While generally approved as a dietary supplement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the use of IV high-dose vitamin C as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition.
Andrea Feldmar

Andrea

M.A., L.M.H.C.

Andrea Feldmar is a medical support counselor specializing in working with patients and caregivers who are experiencing a serious medical diagnosis. With over 20 years of experience as a therapist, combined with her own personal experience, Andrea understands the emotional roller coaster that accompanies life-changing diagnoses.

Please call The Harvey Center today to schedule an introductory meeting with Andrea.

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Hours

Mon: 8:30am-5pm
Tues: 9am-5pm
Wed: 9am-6pm (after work appts. available)
Thurs: 8:30am-5pm (closed for lunch 12-1:30)
Fri: 9am-4pm (lunch appts. available)