Too Much Vitamin D Ups Prostate Cancer Risk???

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mariateresa
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 8/25/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
When my husband was first diagnosed with prostate cancer, I did a search online regarding vitamin D supplements and prostate cancer because he was taking 1100 IU every day. I found the following report and after reading it I immediately threw all the Vitamin D supplements out. http://www.cancerpage.com/news/article.asp?id=6665

How does one determine what study to believe as I know there are reports that Vitamin D reduces prostate cancer risk? eyes

Maria Teresa
Husband Rod, Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44

Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07

DRE: prostate bumpy

Biopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**
A. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, Glesason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 70% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

B. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 50-55% of the submitted tissue.
Perineural invasion identified. Capsular invasion is not seen.

C. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 70% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

D. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 60% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

E. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 20% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: Normal


**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."


mariateresa
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 8/26/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Selmer!!! :-)

Maria Teresa
Husband Rod, Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44

Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07

DRE: prostate bumpy

Biopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**
A. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, Glesason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 70% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

B. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 50-55% of the submitted tissue.
Perineural invasion identified. Capsular invasion is not seen.

C. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 70% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

D. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 60% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

E. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 20% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: Normal


**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 8/26/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
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.

Tony
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.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


mariateresa
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 8/27/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much, Tony, for the reassuring information which I'm sure many people reading this forum will appreciate and find useful! :-)

Maria Teresa
Husband Rod, Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44

Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07

DRE: prostate bumpy

Biopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**
A. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, Glesason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 70% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

B. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 50-55% of the submitted tissue.
Perineural invasion identified. Capsular invasion is not seen.

C. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 70% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

D. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 60% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

E. Infiltrating, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoam, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5). The tumor involves approx 20% of the submitted tissue.
No perineural or capsular invasion is identified.

CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: Normal


**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."

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