Vitamin C

Nutritional Pearls: Is There a Relationship Between Breast Cancer, Vitamin C?


    Timothy S. Harlan, MD

    Your patient is a 38-year-old woman who has a history of breast cancer in her family. She is worried about different factors in her lifestyle that may increase the risk of developing cancer. She asks you if increasing her intake of vitamins, such as vitamin C, may help decrease her risk of developing breast cancer.

    How do you advise your patient?

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