Coenzyme Q10 and liver cancer

Recovery from surgery
Studies show that supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 during and after surgery can shorten the length of the stay in the hospital following surgery. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation is also associated with increased energy and less muscle pain and weakness following surgery.

Coenzyme Q10 supplementation as a therapeutic option for chronic disease management and for recovery from surgery?  Yes.  I have just seen interesting reports from two Taiwanese research studies of Coenzyme Q10 supplementation of liver cancer patients.

The study participants were patients with hepatocellular carcinomas: patients whose liver cancer had started in the liver, not migrated to the liver from some other site in the body.  Hepatocellular carcinomas are one of the leading causes of cancer death world-wide [Liu 2016].

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Coenzyme Q10 and Adriamycin

Cancer ribbon
Prolonged use of certain chemotherapy drugs — anthracyclines and taxanes among them — is known to cause damage to the heart muscle. Studies have shown that concurrent supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 mitigates the damage to the heart muscle.

Cancer patients! Has your doctor warned you about the possibility of heart damage caused by certain chemotherapy drugs?  In particular, have you heard about the cardio-toxic effects of a class of cancer drugs called anthracyclines?  About the chemotherapy drug Adriamycin?  It is important to know that randomized controlled studies show that Coenzyme Q10 supplementation has a cardio-protective function.

Chemotherapy with Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
Adriamycin is an apparently effective chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of solid tumors. Its chemical name is doxorubicin.  It is an anthracycline.  It is administered intravenously.  It has been used to treat several forms of leukemia, breast cancer, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, liver cancer, kidney cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, and various other forms of cancer.

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