My oncologist affirms that supplementing Vitamin D is a good thing for PCa patients. For me there are multiple reasons. Since I am on HT I need the calcium and vitamin D to combat osteoperosis. Lucky me to be talking about that at 45, but I take viactive which is 200IU but he said take at least 6 per day. He did indicate that it's a good supplement for all stages of prostate disease. But critically valuable for advanced PCa paitients like myself. The Myers book has a whole section where he says that in tests that PSA doubling rates are halved for those taking 2,000 IU per day. That is a very significant piece of information that can certainly extend life for advanced PCa patients.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.