Health Study: Breast Cancer Treatment and Alkaline Water

breast cancer and alkaline waterThe National Cancer Institute and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center will be conducting a clinical health study of alkaline water as a dietary supplement.

The purpose of this research is to discover how well alkaline water works in reducing skin toxicity in women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy. Alkaline water may reduce radiation therapy-related skin toxicity in patients with breast cancer.

The objective of this two-phase study is to assess the rate of grade 2 or higher radiation-related skin toxicity in adult patients with breast malignancies after administration of alkaline (pH 9.0) or distilled (pH 7.0) water consumed immediately prior to and after daily radiation treatments.

Here’s part of the outline of this study:

Feasibility Phase: Potential Patients undergo external beam radiation therapy once daily (QD), 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Patients drink 8 ounces of alkaline water within 30 minutes immediately prior to and after undergoing radiation therapy.

Intervention Phase: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

ARM I: Patients undergo external beam radiation therapy QD, 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Patients drink 8 ounces of alkaline water within 30 minutes immediately prior to and after undergoing radiation therapy.

ARM II: Patients undergo external beam radiation therapy as in arm I. Patients also drink 8 ounces of distilled water within 30 minutes immediately prior to and after undergoing radiation therapy.

Note: Treatment will continue in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of this study treatment, patients will be followed up for 1 month.

Read more about this here and how you can participate.

 

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