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Can vitamin d cure cancer?

Can vitamin d cure cancer?

Vitamin D: Nope. But vitamin d very well may help prevent cancer from developing. Why vitamin d is so important is still be understood by western medicine. We don't know how it works but we do know that it is vital for health and disease prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can vitamin d cure cancers?

Can vitamin d cure cancers?

Not really: Vitamin d is important for bone health and may reduce recurrence risk of some malignancies (under study), but no, it does not cure cancer as far as I know. ...Read more

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Is Melanoma a vitamin D deficient cancer?

Is Melanoma a vitamin D deficient cancer?

No: Melanoma is a skin cancer due in part to exposure to UV light, including sunlight and in part attributable to hereditary predisposition. Vitamin D deficiency per se is not a known cause of melanoma. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d give you cancer?

Can vitamin d give you cancer?

No.: It is strongly cancer preventitive for the number one and 2 cancers in both men and women!
1. Women: dramatically reduces breast and colon cancer. 2. In men in reduces prostate and colon cancer. In both sexes, vitamin d3 reduces rates of heart attacks and strokes! ...Read more

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Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

Is low vitamin d a result of cancer?

No.: Low vitamin d levels are not caused by cancer. We get vitamin d from diet and from sun exposure. Use of sun screens or avoiding sun cuts down on vitamin d production, and if the diet doesn't have enough, vitamin d deficiency can occur. This is a very common issue. The level needed to prevent osteoporosis is higher than we used to think, so what used to be called normal is now low. ...Read more

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Could ginger and vitamin d fight cancer?

Could ginger and vitamin d fight cancer?

Adjuncts only: Both of these are interesting molecules, but don't get the idea that either or both will substitute for evidence-based prevention / surveillance or 21st-century treatment. Especially, ginger may help with the nausea of cancer treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I heard something about large doses of calcium and vitamin D3 could help some cancers?

I heard something about large doses of calcium and vitamin D3 could help some cancers?

Adjuncts only: Overdose on this stuff and you're more likely just to give yourself kidney stones. Talk with your oncologist as well before you try anything like this. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d really help prevent cancer?

Does vitamin d really help prevent cancer?

No: Vitamin d will not make your breasts smaller. Vitamin d helps in many health issues and has a small protective effect on breast cancer. See this site for more info on vitamin d
http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/vitamin-d/ns_patient-vitamind. ...Read more

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Can you get cancer from having a vitamin d deficiency?

Increased risk : There is evidence that maintaining good vit d levels may reduce cancer incidence by 77% or more! See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2013/05/12/vitamin-d-may-prevent-breast-cancer. Aspx
vitamin d also appears to slow progression of cancer in those who already have it. While we can't say that deficiency causes cancer, it is associated with increased risk of cancer! ...Read more

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Will it help to take vitamin D3 plus while taking radiation treatments for prostate cancer?

Will it help to take vitamin D3 plus while taking radiation treatments for prostate cancer?

Probably not: The vitamin d3 is supposed to help prevent calcium loss from the bones. The bone loss usually is the greatest if antitestosterone drugs are used or if bone is radiated. It will probably not hurt to take the vitamin but its main use is in metastatic disease or if drugs to counter act testosterone are used. Bone density can be easily measured and this will help to determine if it is needed. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 19-20 year old developing skin cancer? I am on vitamin D3 1000 supplements if it helps.

What are the chances of a 19-20 year old developing skin cancer? I am on vitamin D3 1000 supplements if it helps.

Lifestyle and: Genetics are part of assessing cancer risk. 1000 of D3 is a modest dose. Please see your doc, express your concerns about skin cancer, and ask if he/she will test your D3 level so you won't be guessing as to dose. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone with a slight vitamin D deficiency getting skin cancer? I am 20 and take vitamin D3 1000 supplements.

What are the chances of someone with a slight vitamin D deficiency getting skin cancer? I am 20 and take vitamin D3 1000 supplements.

Rare: Skin cancer is due to many factors: sun exposure, general health/diet, genetics, smoking. The fact that you care about this make your risk lower: you will hopefully avoid excess sun exposure, wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, get skin exams often to be sure nothing abnormal, & avoid smoking. ...Read more

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Stage iiib colon cancer, starting chemo tues. Vitamin d 25-hydroxy level is 9 ng/ml. Will taking vitamin D3 supplements help? If so, how many iu?

Stage iiib colon cancer, starting chemo tues. Vitamin d 25-hydroxy level is 9 ng/ml. Will taking vitamin D3 supplements help? If so, how many iu?

Possibly help.: There is some evidence that vitamin d deficiency is not desirable in patients with colon cancer. The goal should be to achieve a level of 30 ng/ml. Another vitamin d test should be done after taking 50, 000 units twice a week for 2 months. If you are considerably overweight 2-3 times the dose may be necessary. After achieving 30 ng/ml a daily dose of 1-2000 units may maintain this level. ...Read more

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How do you get a healthy dose of vitamin d in the sun without getting skin cancer?

How do you get a healthy dose of vitamin d in the sun without getting skin cancer?

Avoid extremes: Everyone's skin has a different threshold and level of sun sensitivity but in general sun exposure in moderation with burn avoidance should provide adequate vitamin d without undue risk of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Why are people with low cholesterol more likely to get cancer than people with higher cholesterol? Is this related to their vitamin d levels?

Statistical fluke: Healthy people with low cholesterol don't get more cancer. This is a statistical fluke of some studies. In some studies, people with low cholesterol or vit d have an occult cancer, or are smokers, or are too skinny (due to their illness), and then these people tend to show more cancers later. Statistical associations can be misleading and do not prove cause-effect. ...Read more

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I have low vitamin d and looks like Synthroid was not converting so I am now on armour is this as good to suppress cancer as synthroid? I'm 218lbs

I have low vitamin d and looks like Synthroid was not converting so I am now on armour is this as good to suppress cancer as synthroid? I'm 218lbs

Cancer?: You are talking about hypovitaminosis d (very common), hypothyroidism (very common) and then cancer. I'm not sure if you have/had thryoid cancer or where that is coming from. Too many queries with too little information to say anything... ...Read more

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Where do you draw the line between a healthy dose of natural vitamin d and skin cancer risk?

Where do you draw the line between a healthy dose of natural vitamin d and skin cancer risk?

Don't burn: There's no perfect answer. It depends on your risk factors for developing skin cancer. There are also many sources of vitamin d other than the sun including some vegetables as well as vitamin supplements. The main thing is, don't intentionally go out to get a suntan, and don't burn. You will produce vitamin d even if you wear some sunscreen. ...Read more

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How much will my skin cancer risk rise if I spend 10 minutes in the sun each day to get vitamin d?

How much will my skin cancer risk rise if I spend 10 minutes in the sun each day to get vitamin d?

Hard to quantify: But you probably don't need to bother with the 10 minutes of sun a day. Most people in the us don't need to seek out sun exposure for vitamin d. If you are really concerned discuss with your pcp and consider a supplement. ...Read more

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My Vitamin-D is 4 ng/ml. The reference range is more than 30 ng/ml. What are the causes of vitamin-D deficiency? Is low vitamin-D related to cancer?

My Vitamin-D is 4 ng/ml. The reference range is more than 30 ng/ml. What are the causes of vitamin-D deficiency? Is low vitamin-D related to cancer?

Can take Vit-D supp.: 19y/o Male w low vit D 4ng/ml (30-100) asks What are the causes of VitD deficiency? Is low Vit D related to cancer? Causes many: Diet esp Vegies only diet. One needs Animal base foods like Fish/Fish Oil/Egg yolk/cheese/Beef liver. Poor Digestive Absorption eg Chron's dis. Obesity; cos Fat cells absorb the Vit D from one's blood. Lack of Sunlight exposure. One Can take Vit D supplement Yes cancer re ...Read more

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Can vitamin E just as effective for cancer prevention as vitamin d?

No: Up to 45, 000 cancer deaths in the us might be prevented annually by maintaining optimal levels of vitamin d. Rates of breast, colon, prostate and other common cancers could be reduced by 50% or more but more research is needed to confirm-see
http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/10/what-dose-of-oral-vitamin-d-do-you-need-to-prevent-cancer. Aspx
vit e may help but not as much. ...Read more

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Ana titer 1:80 — positive vitamin d — 17 complement, total >60 ch50 Any idea what I might have? I am scared that it is cancer.

Ana titer 1:80 — positive
vitamin d — 17
complement, total >60
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Any idea what I might have?  I am scared that it is cancer.

Nothing to suggest..: Cancer. You are vitamin d deficient! as are 1/2 of my patients. Your ANA titerbis insignificant. Please, nothing would suggest cancer by these tests! ...Read more

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Do vitamin d supplements increase the risk of pancreatic cancer?

No: There are no reliable studies showing an association between vitamins and pancreatic cancer development. ...Read more

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Severe vitamin d deficiency. And I've had 3 CT scans. Does that mean I have cancer?

No: Vitamin d deficiency can be from inadequate exposure to sunlight (plenty of that in la), sunscreen, dark skin, inadequate intake (not many sources: fatty fish, fortified dairy, foods), poor absorption, e.g. Gut problems like celiac disease, crohn's disease, kidney or liver problems. Lots of causes besides cancer, especially in an 18-year-old. See if you respond to rx. Got symptoms, get checked... ...Read more

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What are 3 ways used to treat breast cancer and one weird alternative i. E vitamin d?

What are 3 ways used to treat breast cancer and one weird alternative i. E vitamin d?

Starndard treatments: Standard treatments for breast cancer are based upon the stage (extent of confinement versus spread) of the disease. Treatments can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted drug therapy to interact with specific proteins on cells. I do not know about vitamin therapy for breast cancer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you tell me 3 ways used to treat breast cancer and one weird alternative i. E vitamin d?

Please tell me, could you tell me 3 ways used to treat breast cancer and one weird alternative i. E vitamin d?

As for other cancers: Surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. If you use vitamin d as an "alternative" to all three of these, you're a dead fool. Vitamin d deficiency might put a woman at greater risk for breast cancer (it does have some potent effects on cell growth) but as a treatment, I don't think so. New biologicals such as herceptin, and taxols, might be placed apart from chemo. Tumor lymphocytes are a novel rx. ...Read more