Posted 10/23/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)
Hello, Lady Di,
First from what I learned, I understand the importance of Vitamin D. Especially those living in cold weather states. Vitamin D3 is a proven cancer fighter. You can get it by being in the sun or taking supplimentation. I take Viactiv 1200 IU or International Units a day. I suspect that your measurment above is in IU and not MG as 2000mg would be an unsafe amount to take. Doctors do not recommend higher than 2000 IU without precaution and monitoring. Some people living in warm weather states that spend a good deal of time outdoors do not have to supplement except in the winter. That would be me. 110 degree summer averages here in Vegas means lots of sun. But it gets cold in the winter here and I bundle up ~ blocking the sun out. I can tell you that Snuffy Myers in his book "Beating Prostate Cancer:Hormonal Therapy and Diet" outlines a great dietary plan of low in animal fats, and specific supplimentations including his #1 call for vitamin D3 as a suppliment. For those who don't know Myers is a stage 4 survivor and well known prostate cancer oncologist.
Give Pete my very best!
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
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