Life Extension Suggestions
Lymphoma patients should consult their physicians before using any nutritional supplements while receiving conventional medical treatment. In addition, lymphoma patients using nutritional supplements should enlist their physicians in ensuring the use of blood tests and diagnostic procedures that are essential in monitoring the effectiveness of any adjuvant therapy for lymphoma.
Life Extension suggests:
- Curcumin: up to 3.2 g daily (Gescher A 2004)
- Soy extract (containing up to 60 mg of isoflavones): twice daily (Anderson GD et al 2003)
- Vitamin A: 40 000 – 50 000 IU daily (Kakizoe T 2003; Meyskens FL, Jr. et al 1995)
- Vitamin D3: 16 000 IU three times weekly (Mellibovsky L et al 1993)
- Green tea: 725 mg three times daily, or 10 cups of Japanese green tea (Laurie SA et al 2005; Pisters KM et al 2001)
- Vitamin C: 2000 mg daily (Kakizoe T 2003)
- Vitamin E: 400 IU daily (Kakizoe T 2003)
- Resveratrol: 20 – 40 mg daily (Walle T et al 2004)
- Ginger: up to 6 g daily (Betz O et al 2005)
- Fish oil: 4.8 g of EPA/DHA daily (Buckley R et al 2004)
- Garlic: 600 mg of aged garlic extract twice daily.
- Reishi: 980-3000 mg daily standardized to contain 13.5% polysaccharides and 6% triterpenes.
Blood Test Availability
Cancer cell markers (tumor antigen profile) can be determined via Genzyme Genetics (www.genzymegenetics.com) and may be ordered by a physician by calling 1-800-966-4440.
Tests for angiogenesis markers (e.g., VEGF) and chemical messengers (IL-6 and IL-8) are available at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (http://www.cancer.mednet.ucla.edu/).
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), calcium levels (part of a Chemistry Panel/Complete Blood Count), and IL-6 blood tests are available via Life Extension/National Diagnostics, Inc., and may be ordered by calling 1-800-544-4440 or ordering online at http://www.lef.org/bloodtest/.
X-rays, scans, and physical examinations can be arranged through your physician.