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Multivitamin Use Doesn’t Impact Colon Cancer Outcomes

Posted Sep 07 2010 2:25pm

Patients with colon cancer who used multivitamins during and after being treated with post-surgical chemotherapy did not reduce the risk of the cancer returning or their dying from it, according to researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

In a study of patients with stage III colon cancer — characterized as cancer in the large bowel area with some cancer cells in a few nearby lymph nodes — the researchers found that while multivitamin use had no beneficial effect on patients’ outcomes, it also did not have a detrimental effect.

The findings are reported online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and later will be published in a print edition.

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