I wrote a previous blog post in which I hypothesized that by using a combination of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and pentoxifylline (PTX), patients undergoing breast or chest wall radiation therapy for breast cancer might be able to reduce their risk ... [Read More]
Halloween Antidote: Curried Pumpkin Soup
I serve this warming soup every year at Halloween in the hope that it will – at least to some extent – act as an antidote to all the sugar my children drag into the house.All varieties of winter squash – Hokkaido (my favorite as it can be eaten with ... [Read More]
Vitamin E: Is it safe for men anymore?
In light of the recently reported SELECT study, many patients are asking this question. Here is my short response: The data from the recently reported SELECT trial show a 17% increased risk of developing prostate cancer with 400 IU's of ... [Read More]
Reduce skin fibrosis & possibly breast implant contracture after radiation therapy: vitamin E & pentoxifylline
Most patients typically develop only minimal skin fibrosis after their radiation therapy, however for those who have a more significant degree of fibrosis I often recommend a combination of vitamin E (400 I.U. twice a day) and pentoxifylline (400 mg, ... [Read More]