Importance of Vitamin D

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divo
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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
It is tremendously important to take extra Vitamin D for most people, but when fighting cancer, it has been shown to dramatically help the immune system work against the cancer. Pete takes an extra 2000 mg and I take it also. It is not a vitamin, but a hormone and has been linked to prostate cancer, breast cancer, and osteoporosis. We dont get enough vitamin D from the sun. Doctors now are realizing effects of too little vitamin D. FYI Diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Waiting for activation October 28 2008


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's another recent thread on "D".

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1272392
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices

 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/23/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
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!

Tony
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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divo
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   Posted 10/23/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
You are right, Tony....it is 2000 IU. Thanks! and thanks, Steve for the other thread...I had missed that. ....Di
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Waiting for activation October 28 2008


Todd1963
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   Posted 10/28/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Divo thank you for the heads up on vitamin d3. It has not been a weapon in my arsenal as of yet but soon will be. Also thank you for your heartfelt post. Todd
september 05 Diagnosed with sciatica as the cause of the extreme pain I was in
November 05 Chest xray for pnuemonia revealed a pulminary nodule. Advised not to worry
June 06 After urinating blood for 2 months advised to have a psa test. 3216. chest xray revealed multiple lesions in each lung. Bone scan revealed pelvic bone affected. Biopsy 3-4=7 gleason scale.
Placed on lupron and casodex. Within a year psa had fallen to under 3.0
Feb 08 psa-.09 may 08 psa-.25 july-.44 sept.-.80
Doctor advised no meat but wild game, fish, chicken, and turkey. Advised to eat lots of vegies
10/27/08. P.S.A. 1.34


divo
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   Posted 10/28/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Living....You will overcome......soon you will be living with a very tame mouse...!! The monster will be thrown out!! Di
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Waiting for activation October 28 2008


Todd1963
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   Posted 10/29/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Divo. I got my vitamin d3 today as well as calcium and enough pomagranite juice to bath in lol.


divo
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   Posted 10/30/2008 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Forge ahead, soldier!! Di
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK

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