Is melanoma a vitamin d deficiency cancer?

Melanoma. No. If anything, people at greatest risk for melanoma, those with high exposures to sunlight or UV light, have normal levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported as a risk factor for some cancers but the data is inconsistent.
Unclear. There has been data on both sides of the fence on this issue. Unfortunately i believe that it is not directly linked to this deficiency.
Maybe. In the women's health initiative, 400 iu of vit. D did not decrease melanoma except in those who had a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer, a high risk group for melanoma. Many people who have taken larger doses of vit. D (2000-5000 iu) have found that they burn little or not at all in the sun. The pigment that tans us reduces penetration of uv and helps repair dna damage from uv that causes cancer.

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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.

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...

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer?

Hair removal . I am not aware of any link between hair removal and vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer . Laser hair removal should be performed under medical supervision. Read more...
Neither is caused. By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. Read more...

Can vitamin d deficiency be a sign of cancer?

Not per se. There is some evidence, not strong, that low vitamin D levels are associated with cancer. However, low vitamin D levels are so common in the population as to be meaningless as a marker for cancer. Read more...
No it is not. Patients with cancer can develop vitamin D deficiency. In patients without cancer, it is not thought that low vitamin D levels are an indicator of cancer. . Read more...

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...