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Topic: Help Increasing White Blood Cell Counts

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2018 04:20PM

Mtz1969 wrote:

Hi - I had my second CMF treatment two days ago and my WBC was borderline. They went ahead with the treatment this time, thank goodness. My Nurse practitioner said she could tell the counts were on the upswing so she was comfortable with it. My oncologist, however, wanted me to take nuelasta home, I think the kit that injects you the next day. I declined. Since the counts were borderline, I wanted a chance to increase counts for next time. An herbal supplement called Esberitox was suggested to me, as was B-12/folate. I already got the Esberitox and started taking it. Any ideas or experiences that could help with this are deeply appreciated. I just want to avoidunnecessary interventions whenever possible. Thank you.

Dx 5/18/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/20/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 8/21/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 6, 2018 01:48PM Husband11 wrote:

Look into either maitake D extract or AHCC. Both are mushroom derived supplements. Ask your oncologist if they are ok with your treatment. If you take the maitake D, aim for 5mg/kg body weight/day. That's a lot, but more isn't better. Its a dosage that was found in a phase I trial to produce a boost to the immune system.

Concerned husband Dx 2008, Left, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Nov 8, 2018 02:30PM macb04 wrote:

I had CMF and had the same Neutropenia and Anemia. I got High Dose IV Vitamin C at my Oncology trained Naturopath. My White Blood Cell and RBC's Counts went right up. The Infusion Nurses and the oncologists were amazed.

It is very safe. I had dozens of High Dose Vitamin C infusions. ZERO side effects. ZERO.

The only drawback was expense since the stupid, backwards insurance wouldn't pay for it. Around $200 per infusion. When you are desperate, ........

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4199254/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5927785/

High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

Published Fri 31 Mar 2017

By Ana Sandoiu

Common treatment options for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. However, a new clinical trial tests the effect of high-dose vitamin C in combination with standard treatment on health outcomes for patients with cancer.[orange with vitamin C pills ]

A new clinical trial shows that a high dose of vitamin C can improve health outcomes for patients who are undergoing conventional cancer treatment.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, together with surgeon Ewan Cameron, first hypothesized the clinical benefits of vitamin C for treating people with cancer.

Since then, further studies in animals and cancer cell cultures suggested that a high concentration of ascorbic acid might prevent and treat cancer.

More recent studies have examined the combined effect of high-dose vitamin C and conventional cancer treatment. Some of this research showed that patients who received the combined treatment had a slower progression of the disease, while others have suggested that the side effects of chemotherapy were less pronounced among those who also took high doses of vitamin C.

To obtain a high dose in these studies, vitamin C is usually administered using intravenous infusion. Vitamin C has a short half-life of only 2 hours in the human body, which is why it must be administered in high doses as a treatment.

A new clinical trial studies the effect of giving between 800 and 1,000 times the daily recommended dose of vitamin C to patients with brain and lung cancer.

The new research was led by scientists at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and the results were published in the journal Cancer Cell.

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