Calcium and PC

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Jerry L.
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   Posted 4/24/2011 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I remember reading something about Calcium and PC.  Doctor suggested I start taking this for my bone health.  I've been taking the usual suspects as far as supplements, but never took anything specific for calcium.
 
- Is Calcium ok for PC?
- If so, what daily dosage is ok?

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   Posted 4/24/2011 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
calcium is very important.  i take 600 mg daily as well as whatever's in a multi-vitamin i also take daily.  i also take D3 and a couple of ani-oxidants (pomx and opti-health).
 
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   Posted 4/25/2011 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Jerry,
 
Dr. Mark Moyad (Univ. of Michigan Medical Center, Director of Preventitve & Alternate Medicine) published a booklet, titled "Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients".  In the section dealing with dietary supplements and other over-counter products he states for calcium, "If any concern exists about bone health, take calcium supplements (1000 to 1500 mg/day), but those with a history of calcium stones need to take calcium citratre."
 
In his booklet, Dr. Moyad is cautious about the use of muti-vitamins.  He states (page 46), "... less is more when it comes to multivitamins.  It is possible that higher doses of these pills may feed prostate tumors.  The real problem is that many men's multivitamins contain too high a concentration of antioxidants.  Taking a women's multivitamin without iron or simply a children's multivitamin several times a week, not to exceed one multivitamin pill a day, makes sense." 
 
I switched to a one a day multi-vitamin (without minerals).  I take it every other day.
 
Hope this helps.

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   Posted 4/25/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
And in the for what its worth catagory: When the nodules were first found I was told they could be a calcium build up smhair   Unfortuantly, the biopsy ruled that out...
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