In the supermarket today saw this in a tabloid (Enquirer)
Don't know if it will do any good, but it's harmless and something everyone on radiation could try.
The picture in the article shows a woman holding a goblet of probably 8 oz of white wine. Maybe red wine is just as good...article doesn't say.
My radiation treatments will start about a month or more from now, haven't had surgery yet and I'm going to try it. Hey it just might work, couldn't hurt.
Drinking wine while undergoing radiation treatment can reduce the effects of skin damage in women with breast cancer.
In a study of 348 patients, investigators found that drinking one glass of wine a day cut the incidence of skin toxicity from 38.4 to 13.6 percent.
Wine might also have the potential to enhance the theraputic benefit in cancer patients without increasing their risk of serious adverse effects said Dr. Vincenzo Valentini, a radiation oncologist at Rome's Catholic University.
For more information: Google
Breast Cancer Wine and Radiation.
Lots of links come up.
Post Edited (mcjane) : 9/18/2009 5:00:33 PM (GMT-6)