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  •  To the last question (5+ / 0-)

    The difference between mega-doses of vitamin E and chemo or radiation therapy are how well these treatments have been studied.

    Long term survival chances after radiation and chemo for specific cancers are well known, and, to my knowledge (not a physician), the best treatment is the one that has been shown to give the highest survival.

    Mega-doses of vitamins haven't been so thoroughly tested, there is no/little clinical evidence of whether the treatment is helpful, or, as this study may suggest, actually harmful.  

    This is known as evidence based medicine.

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