I asked my family doctor about Vit. D.
Now, he is not a PC expert, but he is an outstanding physician.
In fact, he was a student of mine 25 years ago and was one of the top mathematics students in the nation (based on assorted competitions). So, when he went to Umich medical school, graduated with honors, and came back locally to practice, I was pleased to be one of his patients (I prefer the doctors who graduated closer to the top than the bottom!!).
OK, so we have established that he is a smart guy. We chatted about the Vit. D situation. His suggestion: rather than pay $200 for a blood test to evaluate my Vit. D level, I should just take vit. D supplements (he suggested 1000 IU; once a day). That costs a lot less and SHOULD be enough for me.
I realize that sounds too simplistic, but maybe not.
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. Next PSA late Sept.