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My daughter, age 14, has been diagnosed with nodular sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma– stage 2 with bulky disease. I am looking for information on alternative treatments or help to protect her from the long-term effects if we must put her through chemotherapy.Reply
I am sorry to learn of your daughter’s cancer diagnosis. I am happy that you are thinking through possible long-term and late stage side effects if she undergoes chemo or radiation.
Keep in mind that we are talking about “integrative” therapies rather than alternative. I am pointing out the difference only to stress that you and your daughter are working to both enhance the efficacy of chemo and radiation in addition to reducing the toxicity.
Our discussion will work more smoothly if you learn of the chemotherapies you daughter may undergo so that I can research and email you studies and therapies accordingly.
As an example I might report that a class of chemotherapies called “anthracyclines” are a common therapy for blood cancers. I underwent doxorubicin as one of my induction chemo drugs in ’94. I developed chronic atrial fibrillation in 2010. Supplementing with CoQ10 has been shown to prevent the cardiomyopathy of this class of chemo.
Coenzyme q10 for prevention of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity.
In general, antioxidant supplements such as curcumin and resveritrol have been shown to enhance certain chemotherapies while reducing toxicity. But I can be more specific if you can tell me what the autologous stem cell transplant regimen will be that your daughter may undergo. As an aside, this is a fair question for you to ask and your oncologist should know this information.
Valrubicin, used only to treat bladder cancer
Mitoxantrone, anthracycline analog”
Please let me know if this makes sense to you and if you have any questions.
Hang in there-
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