My father was diagnosed with stage IIIB NSCLC (squamous) in May 2012.
The results of his first CT after the second rounds of chemo were quite good: fifty percent shrinkage in the primary tumor and all the lymph nodes disappeared.
With the approval of his doctor, I would like to start him on a few supplements, one of them being melatonin. He has difficulty falling asleep and takes 25 mg Desyrel (Trazodone) at night. So, melatonin could help with sleeping as well.
However, I have come across this article that says that melatonin has anti-angiogenic abilities on cancer patients.
As far as I know, anti-angiogenic drug Avastin is not used in squamous cell LC patients due to risk of bleeding.
I have limited medical knowledge, but do you think that melatonin is dangerous in squamous cell lung cancer patients due to its anti-angiogenic activity?
Thank you so much,