I can't add any of our specific experience directly on effusions with various possible products in the fluid.
My view of natural ingredients would differentiate those effects supportive of metabolism and immune function, and those that dented the cancer cells or pathways.
If you could review your MCV history vis a vis chemo treatments' initial MCV, maxima, minima, and finals, it might be helpful for you now.
Rock_Robster wrote:[Dec 07, 2023]
...after nearly a MONTH of screening) as my LDH
was too high...
I actually don’t know what my final result was - getting that sent to me now. I had been off the IV [vitamin] C for a while as I was going through the screening, but I understand this can reduce LDH so will get back on it and see if I can reduce it (either for this trial or the next one…)
So where are you now, 0-1-2 IVC per week at 1.x gram/kg? I am aware of a few case histories for plural effusions for other cancers usefully treated with IV vitamin C.
I would expect IV C to possibly impact both cancer and support, although you might be fluid or rate limited. IV vitamin C has been used as both diuretic and (additional) cancer adjuvant. My wife directly attacked LDH, inflammation markers, HIF-1a, histamine, VEGF-A, CA199 and AFP with higher doses of IV C in addition to her daily chemo (along with megavitamin K2, B6, others). Post surgery, she did IV C daily
(surgery 1 - 21 days - bah! too many sticks; and surgery #2 for 10 days).
When her met load was worst, she did up to 5x/week to suppress some symptoms and markers, often at high rates.
Likewise megavitamin D3 has been used successfully in extreme unction for various cancer cases - "our" UCSF trained endocrinologist reported successes with doses of 50,000 iu/day, up to 100,000 iu/day in terminal cancer cases; other drs have used even higher amounts as a treatment. [Used medically supervised or carefully with added magnesium and K2, and calcium (less), phosphorus (less) for control]. Published/shared chemo experience with megavitamin D3 is thinner and more complicated but my wife used 25,000 - 45,000 iu/day for years on daily 5FU etc with 4-6 week calcium data. As chemo severity rises, it may make control of calcium
levels more slightly more difficult (i.e. data more frequent) or even limiting, but even that might be a good thing - during my wife's first year she had used a megavitamin K2 bone supplement that also contained a lot of calcium (during 17,000+ iu D3/day) where her borderline high levels of calcium calcified a 6 mm "thingie" in her lung - whatever it was (she also had had ca 25-30,000 iu/day with less calcium added and lower calcium levels during this year).