Arun C1*, Mary J1 and Bhawani K2
1Department Radiological Physics, SMS Medical College and Hospitals, India
2Department Biochemistry, SMS Medical College and Hospitals, India
Cancer incidence is on rise and termed as life style disease. Food and nutrients play a great role in carcinogenesis and prognosis of cancer to treatment. Recently a huge interest in role of vitamins in cancer prevention, treatment and prognosis has renewed the interest in this field. In present study, we have studies serum vitamin C levels in cancer of head and neck, cervix and breast. Serum vitamin C levels were measured in the study group of patients undergoing radiotherapy at various intervals such as before start of radiotherapy, midway of radiotherapy, completion of radiotherapy and subsequent monthly follow-up to 6 months. For comparing vitamin C levels of cancer patient (study group), serum vitamin C levels in 50 healthy volunteers (control group) was measured. We observed that in all the cancer patients in study group, the serum vitamin C levels were statistically significantly lower as compared to healthy volunteers and the vitamin C levels increased as the radiotherapy progressed. We further observed a correlation of vitamin C levels and the stage of the disease.
Serum vitamin C levels; Radiotherapy; Cancer cervix; Cancer breast
Arun C, Mary J, Bhawani K. Relevance of Serum Vitamin C Levels in Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy Treatment. J Gynecol Oncol. 2021; 4(2): 1055.