Twilight Zone Time - I see / hear a lot of conflicting info on Vit D
Our findings indicate that men with higher vitamin D blood levels are at increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
Greater caution is warranted with respect to recommendations for high-dose vitamin D supplementation and higher population target blood levels.
"Despite biologic plausibility and widespread enthusiasm, the IOM committee found that the evidence that vitamin D reduces cancer incidence and related mortality was inconsistent and inconclusive as to causality. New trials assessing moderate-to-higher dose vitamin D supplementation for cancer prevention are in progress and should provide additional information within 5 to 6 years. Although future research may demonstrate clear benefits of vitamin D related to cancer and other nonskeletal health outcomes, and possibly support higher intake requirements, the existing evidence falls short."
While there currently isn’t any solid evidence that taking a daily "D" supplement can help men who have prostate cancer, it is interesting that the National Cancer Institute and other leading cancer centers are continuing to conduct research on vitamin D and prostate cancer.
Currently I'm on (and my medical team agrees with) twice daily Calcium 500MG/Vitamin D 200 unit tab.
63 as of April 2011
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12 July 2011 - PSA 1447 (It's just a number! )
Scans showed active prostate cancer widespread in bones
X-Rays showed bones are at this all normal
Started HT treatments Casodex, Zoladex and Zometa for bone
Last Casodex - 29 August
31 Oct 2011 - PSA 46.6