Patient Story: Vitamin C for Breast Cancer Chemo Relief

Stephanie represents Gilda’s Club Chicago, a nonprofit cancer support organization, at an event sponsored by the Chicago Bears’ charitable arm.

By Stephanie Caspelich, Forum Health Patient

I was diagnosed with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer in March. Fortunately, I found Forum Health and Dr. Paul Savage to help jump-start my recovery.

Along with TCHP chemotherapy every three weeks, I’ve incorporated an alkaline diet, regular exercise, and a positive mindset into my treatment plan. Results have been promising, with scans showing consistent tumor regression.

I also visit Forum Health for high-dose vitamin C therapy 2–3 times per week.

After my diagnosis, I read that high doses of IV vitamin C can weaken cancer cells and relieve the major side effects of chemotherapy — like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, and fatigue. Thanks to regular infusions of high-dose vitamin C and a mostly plant-based diet, I haven’t struggled with these debilitating issues.

Instead, my energy returns almost immediately after infusion — a few days after chemotherapy. I’ve been able to continue driving, exercising, and eating three balanced meals per day. And most importantly, I’ve been well enough to enjoy the company of my loved ones.


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Cancer does not define me. I find the strength to continue the fight by taking charge of my health. It helps to have a care team with my best interest in mind.

There will always be challenges on the road to getting better. Dr. Savage would be the first to say that eating healthy and being grateful are just as important as vitamin C. But if you’re looking for integrative approaches to help your body heal from cancer, I urge you to look into high-dose vitamin C. It can make a big difference in how you face your illness.