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Linus Pauling was a strong advocate for high-dose vitamin C, not just for the common cold, but also against cancer. Until now, there hasn’t been much evidence to support the use of this nutrient as an anticancer compound. But investigators at the University of Kansas have demonstrated that large doses of infused vitamin C may indeed play a role in treating ovarian cancer.

Laboratory data demonstrated that intravenous ascorbic acid (vitamin C) killed cancer cells in rodents. A clinical trial involving 27 women found that those receiving IV vitamin C had fewer side effects from their chemo medicines and no obvious toxicity from the vitamin C. The next step will be to determine whether IV vitamin C added to chemotherapy produces a clinically beneficial response in addition to reducing the toxicity of paclitaxel and carboplatin.

[Science Translational Medicine, Feb. 5, 2014]

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  1. Irene C.

    22 years ago I was diagnosed with Stage IIB Ovarian Cancer (it had metastasized to the round ligament). I had 6 rounds of IV chemotherapy and 2 intraperitoneal rounds.
    Because I was aware of Linus Pauling’s work I started taking 2000 mgs of Vitamin C powder in water every hour throughout the day, totaling 20,000 mgs a day. I did not take it on the day of and the day after chemotherapy.
    I also adopted a vegan diet and ate soy foods daily. I don’t know if anything I did contributed to my recurrence free survival, but I am grateful to be alive and healthy all these years later.

  2. Peggyb

    I’ve read the books on IV VitaminC. Where would one go to have large quantities by IV as a treatment?

  3. crandreww

    Just wanted to chime in, to hear replies to this conversation….Have been interested in Linus Paulings work for some time…

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