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. Historically, Cameron and Campbell 1 and Cameron and Pauling 2 investigated oral and intravenous vitamin C IV C treatment in patients with advanced malignancy. Phase i trials in which IV C doses of 75— g up to 1. Extensive literature demonstrates that cancer patients experience vitamin C deficiency correlated with reduced oral intake, inflammation, infection, disease processes, and treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery 9 — Studies report reductions in inflammatory markers and suggest some improvement in symptoms, with a possible benefit in quality of life qol when IV C alone or in combination with oral vitamin C is used in oncologic care 30 — We propose a pragmatic approach for the administration of IV and oral vitamin C as a supportive therapy, including recommendations to ensure safety before and after chemotherapy.
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To be included in the review, studies had to be conducted in humans, to be published in English, and to provide information about the safety of IV C in malignant conditions, about any reductions in side effects or cancer-related symptoms, or about the effect for qol. There are several potential benefits to giving IVC to cancer patients that make it an ideal adjunctive care choice. Trace element supplementation after major burns modulates antioxidant status and clinical course by way of increased tissue trace element concentrations. Gupta et al. Scientific Review. There is no evidence to indicate that intravenous ascorbic acid therapy can cure cancer. For treating vitamin C deficiency, the typical vitamin C injection dose is mg once daily for up to a week.